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 There are several ways to connect with the Research in Action podcast. Visit 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 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 This podcast is produced by the Ecampus Multimedia team.
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Mar 31, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests:

Dr. Candice Foley, who serves as the STEM Coordinator for all Suffolk County Community College NSF STEM Scholars on three campuses and the Principal Investigator for SCCC’s two consecutive National Science Foundation STEM scholarship grants, the National Institute of Health Institutional Research and Career Development Award grant, and the Long Island Community Foundation Removing Barriers and Strengthening STEM capacity at Suffolk County Community Colleges grants. Dr. Foley has also served on national grant projects involving curricular reform for chemistry education. Her experiences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College, and Brookhaven National Laboratory has enabled her to focus upon the adaptation and implementation of innovations in classroom learning and undergraduate research through curricular innovation and technology based software for the community college application. Candice has over 25 years of experience in both the research and teaching communities on Long Island and endeavors to bring her perspectives of each of these realms to her STEM students at Suffolk County Community College.

Nina Leonhardt is the Associate Dean for Continuing Education at Suffolk County Community College. Nina oversees a compendium of STEM-oriented programs for pre-college and college students. Most of these programs are funded by NEW York State Education, Labor and Health departments. Nina has over 35 years of experience in higher education and STEM. She earned an M.S. In Electrical Sciences from Stony Brook University.

Segment 1: Teaching Research Methods [00:00-10:38]

In this first segment, Candice and Nina share their philosophies for teaching research methods.

Segment 2: Teaching Research Methods in a Community College Setting [10:39-19:32]

In segment two, Nina and Candice discuss teaching research methods to community college students.

Segment 3: Teaching Research Methods Online [19:33-31:58]

In segment three, Candice and Nina share about the online research methods course they developed for off-site students.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:57]: Resources for Teaching Research Methods

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-04:47]: Grant Funded Community College Programs for Training in Research Methods

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