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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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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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Jul 31, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-05:20]: Building a Computational Model

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Jul 31, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:34]: Examples of the Relationship Between Knowledge and Belief

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Jul 31, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. He was an Australian Professorial Fellow from 2007 to 2012, and was awarded a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011. He received a Wolfson Research Fellowship from the Royal Society upon moving to the UK in 2013. He was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science in 2017. In 2016, he was appointed a fellow of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry for his commitment to science, rational inquiry and public education.

His most recent research interests examine the potential conflict between human cognition and the physics of the global climate, which has led him into research in climate science and climate modeling. He has published more than 150 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, including numerous papers on how people respond to corrections of misinformation and what variables determine people’s acceptance of scientific findings. He has also contributed around 50 opinion pieces to the global media on issues related to climate change "skepticism" and the coverage of science in the media. He is currently serving as Digital Content Editor for the Psychonomic Society and blogs routinely on cognitive research at www.psychonomic.org.

Segment 1: Memory and Misinformation [00:00-10:04]

In this first segment, Steve shares about his research relating memory and misinformation.

Segment 2: Distrust of Science [10:05-21:26]

In segment two, Steve discusses some of his research studies related to distrust of science.

Segment 3: Techno-cognition and the Post-truth Era [21:27-38:03]

In segment three, Steve describes the concept of techno-cognition as one response to a post-truth era.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-05:20]: Building a Computational Model

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:34]: Examples of the Relationship Between Knowledge and Belief

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Jul 24, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-3:56]: The Importance of Reflection for Researchers

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Jul 24, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-5:34]: Tasha Discusses the Identity Confusion of Transitioning to a New Research Area

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Jul 24, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Tasha Wyatt, an Educational Researcher at the Educational Innovation Institute at the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to this position at Augusta University, she facilitated professional development at the University of Hawaii where she implemented a program that taught pre-service and in-service teachers pedagogical strategies best-suited for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Within health sciences research, her interests include assisting students to develop patient ownership, developing educational researchers, and leveraging the cultural assets of faculty and students in medicine.

Segment 1: Unexpectedly Transitioning to a New Research Area [00:00-13:07]

In this first segment, Tasha shares how she found herself unexpectedly transitioning to a new research.

Segment 2: Staying Engaged with More than One Field [13:08-23:08]

In segment two, Tasha shares how she keeps on foot in her original discipline while also working in a new research area.

Segment 3: Examples of Medical Education Research Projects [23:08-35:13]

In segment three, Tasha shares about some of her current projects.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-5:34]: Tasha Discusses the Identity Confusion of Transitioning to a New Research Area

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-3:56]: The Importance of Reflection for Researchers

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Jul 10, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-3:56]: Dan Recommends Ways to Stop Fake News

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Jul 10, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:12]: The Responsibility of Social Media Platforms to Respond to Trolls

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Jul 10, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Dan Faltesek, Assistant Professor of Social Media, New Media Program in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University. Dan’s work connects the structural factors that confine social media companies and the actual interfaces of social networks. He explores how court decisions, technical standards, and financing shape online experience.

Segment 1: Research on New Media [00:00-17:35]

In this first segment, Dan shares some of the challenges of working with a research area that's constantly changing.

Segment 2: The Politics of Social Media [17:36-35:04]

In segment two, Dan discusses political factors that influence how social media is built and consumed.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:12]: The Responsibility of Social Media Platforms to Respond to Trolls

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-3:56]: Dan Recommends Ways to Stop Fake News

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Jul 7, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-11:53]: What Loraine and Sue Wish People Knew About Early-career Academics

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