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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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Jul 25, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Methods for Testing Assumptions [00:00-5:43]

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Jul 25, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Assumptions of Measurement [00:00-2:22]

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Jul 25, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Jason Osborne, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, where he is also Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and in Public Health Sciences.  He is author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles and seven books, many of which focus on best practices in statistical methods. He has also been active in research related to social justice, educational psychology, and evaluation. His work has been cited in scholarly publications over 10,000 times according to Google Scholar, and he is also an Accredited Professional Statisticiantm (awarded by the American Statistical Association).  Jason is a 3rd degree black belt in Songahm Tae Kwon Do, and the proud father of three, each of which he considers an outlier in the positive tail of the distribution of awesomeness.

Segment 1: Data cleaning [00:00-11:35]

In this first segment, Jason talks about what constitutes data cleaning and why data cleaning practices are so important to do before data analysis takes place.

Segment 2: Myths and practicalities of data cleaning [11:36-22:59]

In segment two, Jason discusses some of the pervasive myths of data cleaning and debunks the myths based on his book Best Practices in Data Cleaning.

Segment 3: Jason's current and upcoming projects [23:00-33:15]

In segment three, Jason shares about his new book on regression and his focus on mentoring readers into a larger regression universe.

Bonus Clip # 1: Assumptions of Measurement [00:00-2:22]

Bonus Clip # 2: Methods for Testing Assumptions [00:00-5:43]

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Jul 18, 2016

Bonus Clip: Creating a Virtual Community [00:00-1:30]

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Jul 18, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Tanya Joosten, the director of eLearning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) where she works to guide strategic eLearning efforts at the campus, state, and national levels, to develop innovative programming for the UWM campus, and to lead a team of researchers to advance the field of eLearning. She is also the co-director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements supported by the U.S Department of Education. Dr. Joosten’s efforts have been highlighted in many national news and media outlets and have led to her involvement in planning for the future of education, including the State of Wisconsin Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council, NMC Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board, EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Steering Committee, and EDUCAUSE IT Status committee. Tanya is also the author of Social Media for Educators, available from Jossey-Bass.

Segment 1: The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) [00:00-10:46]

In this first segment, Tanya talks about her work with The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA), the DETA research toolkit, and some of DETA's current projects.

Segment 2: Planning for future research and funding [10:47-22:00]

In segment two, Tanya discusses strategies for juggling producing research with planning the pipeline for future research and funding.

Segment 3: The role of data in instructional technology platforms [22:01-30:01]

In segment three, Tanya discusses the changing nature of data in instructional technology platforms and how this data can (and should) be used for research purposes to improve student success in online learning.

Bonus Clip: Creating a Virtual Community [00:00-1:30]

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Jul 11, 2016

Bonus Clip: Being an Academic Blogger [00:00-5:18]

In this bonus clip, Geoff shares how he began blogging as an academic and the insights he’s gained along the way.

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Jul 11, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Geoff Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh where he has been since 2007. Previously, Dr. Pullum was a faculty member at University College London and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr. Pullum has previously served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, as Distinguished Professor of Humanities, and as Head of Linguistics and English Language. Dr. Pullum was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003, a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of American in 2007, and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009. He is the winner (with Mark Liberman) of the Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2009 for work on the group linguistic science blog Language Log. He is also the co-author (with Rodney Huddleston) of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002), which won the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2004. Dr. Pullum also blogs at Lingua Franca for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Segment 1: What is theoretical research? [00:00-11:52]

In this first segment, Geoff defines theoretical research and shares some examples from his own work.

Segment 2: Explaining theoretical research to the public [11:53-22:12]

In segment two, Geoff shares some of the ways he approaches sharing theoretical research with the public and how he employs humor.

Segment 3: Co-authorship [22:13-33:39]

In segment three, Geoff talks about a few of his many collaborations and how some of these experiences come to be.

Bonus Clip: Being an Academic Blogger [00:00-5:18]

In this bonus clip, Geoff shares how he began blogging as an academic and the insights he’s gained along the way.

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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Voicemail: 541-737-1111

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Jul 4, 2016

Bonus Clip: The Post-specialist Era [00:00-12:02]

In this bonus clip, Chrysanthemum shares about wearing lots of professional hats and the benefits of developing a range of "micro-skills" that can be used across positions.

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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Jul 4, 2016

On this episode, I’m joined by Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes, an experienced policy and data analyst and aspiring “researcher-storyteller” working in higher education. Her experience with student success research and assessment includes work within and across the divisions of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Undergraduate Studies at Oregon State University. In her current role, she works with university leadership on division-wide projects, undergraduate success initiatives, and metrics that align with strategic plans and the institutional vision for equalizing student success.

Segment 1: What is it exactly that research/data analysts do? [00:00-12:39]

In this first segment, Chrysanthemum describes what data analysts do in higher education and how the range of ways that data analysts are trained.

Segment 2: Chrysanthemum’s pathway to being a data analyst working with student success initiatives [12:40-26:13]

In segment two, Chrysanthemum shares how she came to be a data analyst working with student success initiatives, describes some of the metrics used to measure student success, and defines and gives examples of leading versus lagging metrics.

Bonus Clip: The Post-specialist Era [00:00-12:02]

In this bonus clip, Chrysanthemum shares about wearing lots of professional hats and the benefits of developing a range of "micro-skills" that can be used across positions.

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:

Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast
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Jul 4, 2016

Take a listen to our July 2016 preview clips!

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