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Research in Action

Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and occasional solo episodes. Guests are from a range of higher education institutions and share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods as well as their personal experiences as researchers; research and writing practices; organizational and productivity strategies; and much more. Some weeks, bonus content is also posted. Research in Action is hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, the research director for Oregon State University Ecampus. Show notes with information regarding topics discussed in each episode, as well as the transcript for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast. There are several ways to connect with the Research in Action podcast. Visit ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast to post a comment about a specific episode, suggest a future guest, or ask a question that could be featured in a future episode. You can also offer feedback about Research in Action episodes or share research-related resources by contacting the podcast via Twitter @RIA_podcast using the hashtag #ria_podcast or emailing riapodcast@oregonstate.edu. Finally, you can call the Research in Action voicemail line at 541-737-1111 to ask a question or leave a comment. The Research in Action podcast is a resource funded by Oregon State University Ecampus – ranked one of the nation’s best providers of online education with more than 40 degree programs and over 1,000 classes online. Learn more about Ecampus by visiting ecampus.oregonstate.edu. This podcast is produced by the Ecampus Multimedia team.
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Apr 25, 2016

On this episode of the "Research in Action" podcast, I share some of the organizational strategies for juggling multiple research projects that I’ve developed over my time as a researcher. I would also love to hear from listeners about whether you use these strategies or if there are other helpful tips you have for moving multiple projects forward simultaneously.

Segment 1: Strategies for getting things out of your head [00:00-10:14]

In this first segment, I talk about several strategies for writing down or logging projects so that you aren’t taking up mental energy by keeping them all in your head. More specifically, I talk about white board use, conducting a project audit, and my calendaring strategies.

Segment 2: Strategies for sharing the load [10:15-18:51]

In segment two, I share several strategies for sharing and delegating research tasks, which can also serve to help keep you accountable when working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Segment 3: Strategies for keeping multiple projects organized [18:52-31:44]

In segment three, I discuss some strategies for organizing multiple projects and share some digital resources that I’ve found to be helpful.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the "Research in Action" podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Apr 18, 2016

Bonus Clip: Pathways to Becoming a Social Demographer [00:00-2:49]

Apr 18, 2016

On this episode of the "Research in Action" podcast, I’m joined by Lena Etuk, a Social Demographer at the Oregon State University Extension Service. Lena has a Masters of Science in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialty in social stratification and demography. Since joining the OSU Extension Service, she has worked to increase Oregonians’ access to social scientific information that can help them and their communities realize positive change. She works with community members, non-profits, government, public agencies, and Extension Service faculty to create, recognize, and capitalize on opportunities for data-driven decision making.

Segment 1: What is social demography? [00:00-9:55]

In this first segment, Lena defines demography and social demography and offers some examples of the issues that social demographers are concerned with that effect population change. Lena also describes the work of applied social demography.

Segment 2: Applications of social demography [9:56-20:25]

In segment two, Lena describes some of the skills and methods of social demographers and how social demographers specialize.

Segment 3: Fostering a culture of data-driven decision making [20:26-30:51]

In segment three, Lena and I discuss definitions of data and whether anecdote can be considered as data.

Bonus Clip: Pathways to Becoming a Social Demographer [00:00-2:49]

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the Research in Action podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Research in Action is produced by the Oregon State University Ecampus multimedia team.

Apr 11, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2 [00:00-2:49]: Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences

Apr 11, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1 [00:00-2:30]: International Approaches to Mixed Methods and the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)

Apr 11, 2016

On this episode of the Research in Action podcast, Katie is joined by Dr. Wendy Laura Belcher, an associate professor of African literature at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of African American Studies. Wendy is also the author of the best-seller Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success.

Segment 1: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks [00:00-9:42]

In this first segment, Wendy talks with Katie about the origin of her book Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success and shares her thoughts on why academics don’t talk about writing and publication.

Segment 2: Tips for productive writing [9:43-19:44]

In segment two, Wendy shares some of the tips and tricks for productive writing that have worked for her or that she has seen work for others.

Segment 3: Wendy’s current projects and go-to resources [19:45-29:49]

In segment three, Katie and Wendy discuss Wendy's research on Africa and talk about some of her current projects. Wendy also shares when the second edition of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success will be available.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the Research in Action podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Research in Action is produced by the Oregon State University Ecampus multimedia team.

Apr 11, 2016

On this episode of the Research in Action podcast, Katie is joined by Dr. John Creswell, currently the co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor of family medicine.  Previously, John was a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he taught and researched for 37 years. John has authored numerous articles and books on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology, and general research design. For several years, he served as a co-director at the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research at the University of Nebraska. He is also the founding co-editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Recently he served as a co-leader of a national working group developing guidelines for mixed methods research for NIH.

Segment 1: The current state of mixed methods [00:00-8:53]

In this first segment, John defines mixed methods and talks about how mixed methods have become more popular over time.

Segment 2: Tips for researchers just starting out [8:54-14:34]

In segment two, John talks about how he counsels beginning researchers through his teaching and workshops.

Segment 3: Writing about research methods [14:35-28:02]

In segment three, John shares how he started writing about research methods and how he juggles updating his books that are now in multiple editions.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the Research in Action podcast:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

"Research in Action" is produced by the Oregon State University Ecampus multimedia team.

Apr 8, 2016

In this launch episode, Katie shares some preview clips from upcoming episodes of Research in Action (RIA) and talks with Oregon State University’s Extended Campus Executive Director Lisa Templeton about how the Research in Action podcast came to be.

In this first segment, Lisa and Katie about Oregon State University Ecampus, the outgrowth of the Ecampus Research Unit, and the development of the Research in Action podcast.

In segment two, Katie shares preview clips of upcoming episodes with Wendy Belcher, John Creswell, Lena Etuk, and a solo episode on juggling multiple research projects.

In segment three, Katie shares some of the audience engagement methods for Research in Action listeners.

To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the Research in Action podcast:

Website: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast
Twitter
: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast
Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu
Voicemail: 541-737-1111

If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

Research in Action is produced by the Oregon State University Ecampus Multimedia Team.

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