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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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Oct 31, 2016

Bonus Clip #2: Logistics of Collaborative Lesson Development [00:00-02:30]

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Oct 31, 2016

Bonus Clip #1: What's Next for Data Carpentry? [00:00-03:10]

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Oct 31, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Tracy Teal, the Executive Director of Data Carpentry and Adjunct Professor in the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University. Her research background in is microbial ecology and bioinformatics, and she has been a developer and contributor to several open source bioinformatics projects. Tracy has a Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from Cal Tech; a Master’s Degree from UCLA in Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution; and a Bachelor’s from UCLA in Cybernetics.

Segment 1: Data Carpentry [00:00-09:56]

In this first segment, Tracy shares about the mission of Data Carpentry and how the organization came to be.

Segment 2: Helping Researchers Develop New Skills [09:57- 21:44]

In segment two, Tracy talks about some of the specific skills in the Data Carpentry curriculum and how workshops are created.

Segment 3: The Community of Data Carpentry [21:45-33:20]

In segment three, Tracy shares more about the Data Carpentry instructors and how the organization is working to create a researcher community.

Bonus Clip #1: What's Next for Data Carpentry? [00:00-03:10]

Bonus Clip #2: Logistics of Collaborative Lesson Development [00:00-02:30]

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Oct 21, 2016

Bonus Clip #2: Captioning within Context [00:00-01:43]

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Oct 21, 2016

Bonus Clip #1: Relationship Between Caption Transformation and Animated Captions [00:00-3:00]

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Oct 21, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Sean Zdenek, an associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, an Master’s degree from California State University at Stanislaus, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkeley. At Texas Tech, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in web accessibility and disability studies, sound studies, report writing, style, document design, writing for publication, developing instructional materials, and others. Sean is also the author of Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2015). He has been keenly interested in closed captioning for over a decade and writing about it since 2009.

Segment 1: Research on Closed Captioning [00:00-10:49]

In this first segment, Sean describes some of the research on closed captions in his book Reading Sounds.

Segment 2: Developing Supplemental Artifacts for Research [10:50- 21:27]

In segment two, Sean shares about the 500+ example clips he curated as supplemental resources for his book.

Segment 3: Animated Captioning [21:28-28:40]

In segment three, Sean discusses his current research area of animated captions and talks about his future research plans.

Bonus Clip #1: Relationship Between Caption Transformation and Animated Captions [00:00-3:00]

Bonus Clip #2: Captioning within Context [00:00-01:43]

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Oct 17, 2016

In this solo episode, Dr. Katie Linder, Director of Research at Oregon State University Ecampus, answers a listener question about grant writing and shares resources for getting started with finding and applying for research funding.

Segment 1: Why Apply for Grants? [00:00-10:11]

In this first segment, Katie offers some reasons that one might apply for grants and shares some grant writing resources.

Segment 2: Where should I look for grants? Are collaborators beneficial? [10:12-20:08]

In segment two, Katie shares some ideas for where to find funding opportunities and also discusses the necessity of grant collaborators.

Segment 3: How do I apply for grants? [20:09-31:20]

In segment three, Katie shares some information on the application process for grants and offers some general tips based on her experiences as a grant writer.

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

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Oct 10, 2016

Bonus Clip #1:  Challenges in Applying for Large Research Grants [00:00-5:23]

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Oct 10, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Todd Campbell, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on teaching and learning in science education. More specifically, cultivating classroom versions of scientific activity through modeling as an anchoring epistemic practice, technology tools in scientific activity, and science teacher professional development.  Dr. Campbell is the PI for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research K-12 project focused on science teacher professional development. Cumulatively, he has been PI for approximately $6,000,000 in research funding and has published in numerous journals including the International Journal of Science Education, Review of Research in Education, and Research in Science Education, and has served as guest editor of the Journal of Science Education and Technology, and National Science Teachers Association’s journal The Science Teacher.

Segment 1: Applying for Large Research Grants [00:00-11:14]

In this first segment, Todd discusses some of the ways that he prepared to apply for large research grants.

Segment 2: Managing Large Research Grants [11:15-23:31]

In segment two, Todd shares some best practices and strategies for managing large research grants.

Segment 3: Grant Writing & Research Takeaways [23:32-33:14]

In segment three, Todd shares some of the lessons he has learned through his grant writing experiences.

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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Oct 3, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Four Types of Total Survey Errors  [00:00-3:41]

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Oct 3, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Lydia Newton, Senior Research Assistant for the Survey Research Center at Oregon State University. In this role, Lydia specializes in questionnaire construction and design, data collection and reduction, and experiments in survey methodology. She also provides consulting services for students and faculty in writing questionnaires and implementing surveys.

Segment 1: Survey Planning [00:00-8:30]

In this first segment, Lydia shares some best practices when starting to plan a survey study.

Segment 2: Survey Recruitment [8:31- 20:12]

In segment two, Lydia shares some of the components to consider when planning for survey recruitment.

Segment 3: Survey Design [20:13-30:44]

In segment three, Lydia shares some of her experience and suggestions regarding effective survey design.

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Oct 3, 2016

Take a listen to our October 2016 preview clips!

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