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Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

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 and instructor guide for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast. 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 16, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:30]: Joanna's Views on Slide Animations

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Oct 16, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Joanna Garner. Dr. Garner is the Executive Director of The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Garner completed her Bachelors and Master's degrees in Psychology at the University of Surrey before earning her doctorate in Educational Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her work covers a range of topics pertaining to learning and identity development, particularly in relation to STEM education.

 

Segment 1: Best Practices for Presentation Slide Design [00:00-15:14]

In this first segment, Joanna shares some best practices to consider when designing presentation slides.

Segment 2: Do's and Don'ts of Slide Design [15:15-24:02]

In segment two, Joanna shares some of her top do's and don'ts of slide design.

Segment 3: Joanna's Current Research [24:03-34:08]

In segment three, Joanna discusses some of her current research and favorite resources for effective slide design.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:30]: Joanna's Views on Slide Animations

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Oct 9, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-8:10]: Benefits of Disciplinary Associations

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Oct 9, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-06:50]: Becoming a Parent as a Graduate Student

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Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Anthropological Association. Daniel manages the AAA's program of research on the profession of anthropology, where he has studied anthropology education, degree attainment, and careers within and outside of academia. He uses these findings to provide support to anthropology departments, to create professional development opportunities for AAA members, and to inform the Association's public education initiatives, which offer anthropological perspectives on current issues such as race and migration. He has a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, a master's degree in teaching English as a second language from the School for International Training, and professional experience as a high school teacher and language test developer, and he has published on issues such as critical and inquiry-based pedagogy and STEM instruction for linguistically diverse students.

Segment 1: Working with a Disciplinary Association [00:00-16:10]

In this first segment, Daniel describes his work with the American Anthropological Association.

Segment 2: Researching as an Alternative Academic [16:11-33:17]

In segment two, Daniel talks about the experience of being an alt-ac researcher.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-06:50]: Becoming a Parent as a Graduate Student

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-8:10]: Benefits of Disciplinary Associations

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Oct 2, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Anne-Marie Deitering, the Associate University Librarian for Learning Services at Oregon State University Libraries and Press, where she oversees the libraries' Teaching and Engagement, Library Experience and Access, and Assessment departments and also oversees the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. She blogs at Info-Fetishist, and tweets as @amlibrarian.

 

Segment 1: Defining Autoethnography [00:00-18:41]

In this first segment, Anne-Marie defines autoethnography and gives some examples from her work.

Segment 2: Researching as a Librarian [18:42-35:22]

In segment two, Anne-Marie shares about her career path to becoming a librarian-researcher.

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Oct 2, 2017

Take a listen to our October 2017 preview clips!

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Sep 25, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-07:02]: Ehren's Research on Reddit

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Sep 25, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-11:06]: Ehren's New Book Project on Bioengineering

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Sep 25, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, new media, and technical and science writing. He has a a PhD in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in technical writing, from Purdue University, an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BSE from Slippery Rock University. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ehren now calls Corvallis, OR home. His research has appeared in the journals Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Kairos, College English, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Communication Design Quarterly. His monograph, Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Transportation has recently been published for the Routledge series Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.

 

Segment 1: Ehren's Research on Mobility and Technology [00:00-15:12]

In this first segment, Ehren shares about some of the questions driving his research on mobility and technology.

Segment 2: The Future of Mobility [15:13-26:45]

In segment two, Ehren discusses self-driving vehicles and flying cars.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-11:06]: Ehren's New Book Project on Bioengineering

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-07:02]: Ehren's Research on Reddit

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Sep 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:39]: An Example of Practice-as-Research

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 18, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Valerie Clayman Pye, an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the School of Performing Arts at LIU Post, where she teaches acting and voice and speech. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice, Drama and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, where she worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Valerie’s research focuses on actor training pedagogy, facilitating performances of heightened text, and on practice-as-research (PaR). She writes about the intersection between text and performance and on the dynamics of performance at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her article, “Shakespeare’s Globe: theatre architecture and the performance of authenticity” was recently named one of the most-read articles in the journal Shakespeare in the last three years. She also holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Valerie is a professional actor and director whose work has reached audiences in over twenty countries. As a voice and speech coach, Valerie has worked in theatre, film, and television coaching Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominees. Her book, Unearthing Shakespeare: Embodied Performance and the Globe, was released by Routledge in January 2017.

 

Segment 1: Practice-as-Research [00:00-16:40]

In this first segment, Valerie describes the methodology practice-as-research.

Segment 2: Engaging in Rigorous Practice-as-Research [16:41-34:13]

In segment two, Valerie shares how researchers using practice-as-research ensure rigor.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:39]: An Example of Practice-as-Research

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 11, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:40]: Rolin's Recommendations for Researchers Dealing with Criticism

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Sep 11, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Rolin Moe, an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation  at Seattle Pacific University. Rolin's 15+ years of working with formal, informal and non-formal learning institutions have focused on empowering all members of the community to engage teaching and learning. In formal education settings, Rolin works across the environment to conceptualize, design, implement and assess learning environments and models. Outside of formal education, Rolin celebrates the "gap" between artifact design and learning assessment, at organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, LinkedIn, and the nonpartisan Annenberg Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. His scholarship explores the dissonance between educational practice and mass media portrayal of education.

Segment 1: Responsibilities of a critical scholar [00:00-17:18]

In this first segment, Rolin discusses what it means to him to be a critical scholar.

Segment 2: Dealing with Criticism [17:19-34:17]

In segment two, Rolin shares how he has dealt with criticism of his work.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:40]: Rolin's Recommendations for Researchers Dealing with Criticism

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Sep 4, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, assistant director of the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University and is involved with the design and implementation of research studies on online/distance education. She manages and oversees statistical analyses for the research unit. Dello Stritto also directs the Faculty Fellows Program and a professional development program for faculty. She has a background in psychology with a specialization in quantitative methodologies, survey design, and statistical analysis.

Segment 1: What Does a Research Unit Do? [00:00-11:32]

In this first segment, Mary Ellen shares about the work of the Ecampus Research Unit.

Segment 2: Strategies for Starting a New Research Position [11:33-21:43]

In segment two, Mary Ellen offers strategies for getting started in a new research position.

Segment 3: Something New for the RIA podcast [21:44-31:07]

In segment three, Mary Ellen shares about a new series of episodes for the RIA podcast.

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Sep 4, 2017

Take a listen to our September 2017 preview clips!

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Aug 28, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-2:51]: How Campus Climate Data is Creating Change at JMU

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Aug 28, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:20]: Matt's Work Researching Ethnic Conflict and Identity

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Aug 28, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Matt Lee, an Associate professor of psychology at James Madison University. Matt is a 2017 Fulbright Scholar teaching cross-cultural psychology in Croatia. He specializes in teaching and researching ethnic identity and conflict, and campus climate issues.

Segment 1: Campus Climate [00:00-13:17]

In this first segment, Matt shares about his current research on Campus Climate.

Segment 2: The Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab [13:18-22:41]

In segment two, Matt discusses the work of his Cultural and Racial Diversity Studies Lab.

Segment 3: Conducting Research on Your Own Institution [22:42-34:23]

In segment three, Matt discusses the benefits and challenges of using research results to create change at JMU.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:20]: Matt's Work Researching Ethnic Conflict and Identity

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-2:51]: How Campus Climate Data is Creating Change at JMU

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Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Katie Linder, director of the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University, shares strategies to network with other researchers in a range of settings including conferences and social media.

Segment 1: What Do You Want to Network About? [00:00-10:53]

In this first segment, Katie shares some ideas to identity the people, methods, and themes you want to focus on for your networking efforts.

Segment 2: Networking Opportunities at Conferences [10:54-21:26]

In segment two, Katie discusses some strategies for networking at conferences and in conference online back channels.

Segment 3: Networking Opportunities on Social Media [21:27-30:59]

In segment three, Katie offers some tips for networking with other researchers online.

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Aug 14, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. John Fritz, an Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Working within UMBC’s Division of Information Technology, John is responsible for UMBC’s focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, including learning analytics. He is also responsible for tier 1 (basic) user support including knowledge management. Previously, John served as UMBC’s Director of News & Online Information, and has more than 10 years’ experience as a public information officer, writer and editor in three University of Maryland campuses. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture from UMBC, a Master’s degree in English (with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition) from the University of Maryland, College Park,  a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland, and certificates in New Media Publishing from the University of Baltimore and Instructional Systems Design from UMBC.

Segment 1: Faculty Course Design and Analytics [00:00-11:59]

In this first segment, John shares about some of his research on Learning Management Systems (LMSs)

Segment 2: Adaptive and Personalized Learning [12:00-21:44]

In segment two, John discusses the rise in adaptive and personalized learning platforms and what this means for research on student learning

Segment 3: The Art and Science of Nudge Analytics [21:45-34:05]

In segment three, John shares about a new interest area for him: nudge analytics.

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Aug 7, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:36]: Marleah shares about her blog "The Patient and the Professor"

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Aug 7, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Marleah Dean Kruzel, an Assistant Professor in Health Communication at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Dean Kruzel studies patient-provider health communication and is currently examining genetics and risk communication in hereditary cancer. Her research has been published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Health Communication, Academic Medicine, Patient Education & Counseling, Journal of Health and Mass Communication. A BRCA2-positive patient herself, Dr. Dean Kruzel is committed to translating her research into practice, which is why she volunteers for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and maintains a blog called “The Patient and The Professor.”

Segment 1: Having a Personal Connection to Your Research [00:00-10:49]

In this first segment, Marleah shares her experience of being a BRCA2-positive patient while researching patient-provider health communication.

Segment 2: Translating Research to Different Audiences [10:50-22:12]

In segment two, Marleah discusses the methods she uses to share her research with diverse audiences.

Segment 3: Making Research Public [22:12-32:40]

In segment three, Marleah discusses her experience with the CDC's "Bring Your Brave" Campaign and how she's preparing for an upcoming TEDx talk.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:36]: Marleah shares about her blog "The Patient and the Professor"

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Aug 7, 2017

Take a listen to our August 2017 preview clips!

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