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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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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 30, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Kevin Gannon, a Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Gannon is a nineteenth-century historian with research interests in historiography and theory. He regularly teaches Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial America and the Atlantic World; Latin American history; Research Methods and Historiography; and the History of Capitalism. Dr. Gannon is a self-proclaimed fierce advocate for professional development, active learning, scholarly teaching, and good technology.

Segment 1: Juggling research, teaching and service [00:00-10:35]

In this first segment, Kevin and Katie talk about some the reasons why juggling academic roles can be challenging and how to make connections between teaching and research.

Segment 2: Getting things done [10:36-22:08]

In segment two, Kevin and Katie discuss writing everyday and some of Kevin’s tips and suggestions for writing and research productivity.

Segment 3: Authoring textbooks [22:09-34:42]

In segment three, Kevin shares about his experiences as a textbook author and the lessons he’s learned about writing in this genre.

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

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May 23, 2016

Bonus Clip: Women in Games Boston [00:00-5:45]

In this bonus clip, Nina shares about her experience as an organizer of Women in Games Boston, a networking space for women in the games industry.

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

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May 23, 2016

On this episode of the “Research in Action” podcast, I am joined by Dr. Nina Huntemann, director of academics and research at edX. In this role, Dr. Huntemman is leading cross-institution faculty initiatives, developing curriculum strategies and providing pedagogical expertise, managing educational policy projects, and facilitating research across edX university partners. Dr. Huntemann has over 15 years of college-level teaching, program administration, and faculty development experience. She is also a digital media studies scholar and co-director of Women in Games Boston, a professional network for women working in the digital games industry. Dr. Huntemann received her Ph.D. in communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Segment 1: Research at edX [00:00-9:49]

In this first segment, Nina and I talk about edX and Nina’s role as director of academics and research.

Segment 2: Learning Research Skills at Mid-Career [9:50-20:18]

In segment two, Nina and I talk about the new skills she’s learning in her position and some of her strategies for learning new skills at mid-career.

Segment 3: Working While Traveling [20:19-32:44]

In segment three, Nina shares some more details about the kinds of projects she’s working on at edX and some of her strategies for being productive when she’s on the road including scheduling “download time” before her trips.

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

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May 16, 2016

Bonus Clip: Statistics and Fantasy Baseball 00:00-11:34]

In this bonus clip, Josh shares about his experience using his skills and experience with statistics and research on risk-taking for his hobby of fantasy baseball.

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

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May 16, 2016

On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Joshua Weller, an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University. Dr. Weller received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Iowa.  His research broadly focuses on how affective and cognitive processes contribute to decision-making and risk perceptions and, more particularly, on the development of psychological scales to quantify individual differences in risk taking tendencies and decision-making competence. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Automobile Association Foundation, and the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Dr. Weller teaches courses on Judgment and Decision Making, Personality, and Psychometrics.

Segment 1: What is psychometrics [00:00-15:28]

In this first segment, Josh describes the components of psychometrics (the scientific study of the attributes of tests) and offers some examples of how psychometrics are used in research and instrument design.

Segment 2: Josh’s research and applications of psychometrics [15:29-35:49]

In segment two, Josh shares more about his research in risk-taking and how psychometrics have contributed to this research.

Bonus Clip: Statistics and Fantasy Baseball 00:00-11:34]

In this bonus clip, Josh shares about his experience using his skills and experience with statistics and research on risk-taking for his hobby of fantasy baseball.

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

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Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

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May 9, 2016

On today’s episode, I’m joined by Kirsten Behling, the Director of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Suffolk University. Prior to joining Suffolk, Kirsten worked for the University Centers of Excellence on Disability at both the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of New Hampshire. At both institutions Kirsten wrote and directed projects funded by the Office of Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education on inclusive practices for students with disabilities in postsecondary education. Kirsten is currently leading a team of disability service professionals in partnership with the University of Connecticut in the development of an online certificate course for Disability Services in Higher Education. Kirsten also speaks nationally on the topics of universal design in higher education, strategies for effectively educating faculty on working with students with disabilities and accessibility online learning. She also serves at the president of the New England Association of Higher Education and Disability Services (AHEAD).

(After this episode was recorded, Kirsten accepted a new position at Tufts University as the Director of Student Accessibility Services.)

Segment 1: Benefits of research/writing collaborations [00:00-11:55]

In this first segment, Kirsten and Katie talk about their collaborative work and some of the benefits they have found from research and writing collaborations.

Segment 2: What to do when a research or writing collaboration goes bad [11:56-23:40]

In segment two, Kirsten and Katie share some experiences with collaborations that have not gone as well as they would have liked and offer strategies to respond to challenging situations.

Segment 3: What makes a good research collaborator/collaboration? [23:41-35:00]

In segment three, Kirsten and Katie share some of the components they look for to set up a strong collaboration from the start.

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May 2, 2016

Bonus Clip: Examples of Research Misconduct Cases [00:00-6:11]

In this bonus clip, Jim shares some additional examples of research misconduct cases that he’s worked on during his time with NSF’s OIG.

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:

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May 2, 2016

On this episode of the “Research in Action” podcast, I am joinedby Dr. Jim Kroll, the Director of Research Integrity andAdministrative Investigations for the National Science Foundation’sOffice of the Inspector General, where he has worked since 2001. Inthis role, Jim is primarily responsible for leading theinvestigation and resolution of all allegations that, ifsubstantiated, would result in administrative action rather thancivil or criminal prosecution. These include such things asallegations of research misconduct under NSF proposals and awards;certain types of employee misconduct; and violations of NSFregulations, policy or directives. Prior to working for the OIG,Jim served 21 years as a meteorological officer with the U.S. AirForce. Jim completed his undergraduate studies at RutgersUniversity where he received his B.S. in Meteorology. He laterattended North Carolina State University where he received his M.S.and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences.

Segment 1: The Office of the Inspector Generalat NSF [00:00-9:47]

In this first segment, Jim and I talk about what the Office ofthe Inspector General is and the role that Jim plays in thatoffice.

Segment 2: Procedures and Examples[9:48-21:23]

In segment two, Jim and I talk about the general procedure whenthe OIG is made aware of potential research misconduct. Jim sharessome of the sources of allegations and offers some examples ofcases he has worked on.

Segment 3: Responsible Conduct of Research[21:24-32:29]

In segment three, Jim and I discuss Responsible Conduct ofResearch (RCR) training requirements from NSF and Jim’srecommendation for the training of new researchers.

Bonus Clip: Examples of ResearchMisconduct Cases [00:00-6:11]

In this bonus clip, Jim shares some additional examples ofresearch misconduct cases that he’s worked on during his time withNSF’s OIG.

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May 2, 2016

Take a listen to our preview clips for May 2016.

Katie also discusses the preparation for our first call in episode! We hope you'll let us know the thing you wish you had known about research from the beginning. Call our voicemail line at 541-737-1111 to leave a message that might be featured on the show. You can also share the thing you wish you had known by tweeting @RIA_podcast or emailing riapodcast@oregonstate.edu.

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:

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Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

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