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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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May 29, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:50]: Prioritizing Research Projects

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May 29, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Jennifer Herman, the first permanent director of the Center of Excellence in Teaching at Simmons College.  In this role, she develops and offers research-based professional development opportunities for faculty around teaching and scholarship and provides structured support for curriculum design at all curricular levels. She is currently a co-PI on three major grant-funded projects, regularly presents at both national and international conferences, and facilitates multiple high-impact signature programs, including course design institutes, a teaching institute for Harvard Medical School, and faculty writing retreats. She has also worked as a curriculum development consultant and faculty writing coach for over 10 years, including designing training programs and curricula for the U.S. Department of State and the New York State Small Business Development Center. She currently teaches education courses in the Health Professions Education doctoral program, and also has extensive teaching experience in writing, literature, and GMAT, GRE, and SAT test prep courses. Previously, Jennifer was the founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning at Niagara University. She received her PhD in Higher Education from the University at Buffalo and her MA in International Training and Education from American University.

Show Notes

Segment 1: Prioritizing Research as an Administrator [00:00-10:19]

In this first segment, Jennifer shares about how she prioritizes research as a full-time administrator.

Segment 2: The Benefits of Writing Retreats [10:20-21:25]

In segment two, Jennifer discusses some of the benefits of communal writing retreats.

Segment 3: Working with a Writing Coach [21:26-33:15]

In segment three, Jennifer explains some of the logistics of working with a writing coach.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:50]: Prioritizing Research Projects

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-03:50]: Juggling Multiple Writing Pipelines

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May 19, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University and Director of OSU’s Center for the Humanities. He specializes in the history of the United States and its relationship to the rest of the world, particularly in the areas of isolationism, internationalism, and globalization. In addition, he is an expert on modern U.S. intellectual, cultural, and political history, with an emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1880-1920) through the present. He is author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (Harvard UP, 2011, 2015), co-editor and co-author, Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America’s Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (Oxford UP, 2008), Senior Editor, Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013), co-editor, Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (2017), and co-organizer and co-editor of the forthcoming Rethinking Grand Strategy (Oxford). He is at work on several new book projects. Nichols is a frequent commentator on air, online, and in print on the historical dimensions of contemporary U.S. foreign policy and politics. He is a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Segment 1: Isolationism and internationalism in U.S. foreign policy and politics [00:00-10:42]

In this first segment, Chris shares about some of his current research on isolationism.

Segment 2: Directing a Center for Humanities Research [10:43-21:03]

In segment two, Chris shares about his experience directing Oregon State’s Center for the Humanities.

Segment 3: Sharing Research with Broad Audiences [21:04-33:27]

In segment three, Chris discusses his strategies for sharing his research more broadly.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:34]: The Process of Being Nominated for a Carnegie Fellowship

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-06:46]: Defining Isolationism

Bonus Clip #3 [00:00-05:02]: Chris’s Work as a Carnegie Fellow

Bonus Clip #4 [00:00-06:29]: Chris’s Interpretation of Grand Strategy

Bonus Clip #5 [00:00-05:25]: The Relationship Between Isolationism and Internationalism

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May 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #5 [00:00-5:25]: The Relationship Between Isolationism and Internationalism

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May 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #4 [00:00-6:29]:Chris's Interpretation of Grand Strategy

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May 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #3 [00:00-5:02]: Chris's Work as a Carnegie Fellow

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May 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-6:46]: Defining Isolationism

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May 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:34]: The Process of Being Nominated for a Carnegie Fellowship

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May 11, 2017

On this episode, Dr. Katie Linder, the Ecampus research director at Oregon State University, shares some basics of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process and application.

Segment 1: IRB Basics [00:00-10:08]

In this first segment, Katie discusses some of the fundamental components of the IRB that researchers should know.

Segment 2: Typical Components of an IRB Application [10:09-19:38]

In segment two, Katie describes the common elements of IRB applications.

Segment 3: Tips for Success in Working with an IRB Committee [19:39-29:48]

In segment three, Katie offers some tips for success when working with an IRB committee.

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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May 5, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Gerd Kortemeyer. Dr. Kortemeyer received his Diplom (“Masters”) in Physics from the University of Hannover, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University. He is an Associate Professor of Physics Education at Michigan State University with a joint appointment between the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also the Director of the LON-CAPA (http://www.lon-capa.org/). His research interest is the effective use of technology in science education, with a particular focus on assessment, analytics, and gamification.

Segment 1: Research on Online Learning [00:00-11:44]

In this first segment, Gerd shares about how he got started researching online learning.

Segment 2: Research on Student Work Habits [11:45-23:48]

In segment two, Gerd discusses some of his research regarding the work habits of online students.

Segment 3: Adaptive Learning and Educational Video Games [23:49-35:27]

In segment three, Gerd shares about his upcoming projects, including work on adaptive learning and educational video games.

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May 1, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-14:19]: Turning a Journal Article into a Book

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May 1, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-05:48]: Journal Editing and Peer Review

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May 1, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Carole Sargent, founding Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications at Georgetown University, and CEO of a global nonprofit, Academic Authors. Dr. Sargent guides faculty to high-impact scholarly publishing for tenure and promotion. She has a PhD from UVA and publishes in eighteenth-century studies.

Segment 1: Getting to Know Top Peer-reviewed Journals [00:00-13:57]

In this first segment, Carole shares some of her tips for learning about top-ranked peer-reviewed journals in your field.

Segment 2: Getting an Article into a High-ranked Journal [13:58-34:14]

In segment two, Carole shares some of her suggestions for getting your article published in a top-ranked peer-reviewed journal.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-05:48]: Journal Editing and Peer Review

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-14:19]: Turning a Journal Article into a Book

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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May 1, 2017

Take a listen to our May 2017 preview clips!

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Apr 21, 2017

Bonus Clip #3 [00:00-04:26]: Standardizing Data and Software Citations

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Apr 21, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:26]: Dr. Kyle Niemeyer’s Podcasting Experience

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Apr 21, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:35]: Perceived Drawbacks of Open Science

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Apr 21, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Kyle Niemeyer, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. His research focuses on developing new computational tools to better simulate important physical phenomena, including combustion, turbulence-chemistry interactions, and fluid dynamics. Kyle is also an advocate for open science and reproducibility in computational science.

Segment 1: Growing a Research Pipeline [00:00-12:27]

In this first segment, Kyle shares about his current research and how it influences future projects.

Segment 2: Open Science [12:28-23:07]

In segment two, Kyle discusses his passion for open science.

Segment 3: Being a Journal Editor [23:08-34:19]

In segment three, Kyle shares about his experience as an editor with several open science journals.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:35]: Perceived Drawbacks of Open Science

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:26]: Dr. Kyle Niemeyer’s Podcasting Experience

Bonus Clip #3 [00:00-04:26]: Standardizing Data and Software Citations

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Apr 17, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Sarah Carver Williams, the Director of the STEPP Program, a student support program at East Carolina University designed to provide college access and ongoing support for students with learning disabilities. She also serves as Principal Investigator for the College STAR initiative, a grant-funded project focused on helping participating campuses create educational environments that are welcoming for students who have different approaches to learning. Prior to her work with STEPP and College STAR, Sarah was a part of the ECU College of Education faculty and a middle school special education teacher in North Carolina. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science and Master's degree in Special Education from East Carolina University and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Segment 1: College STAR [00:00-11:19]

In this first segment, Sarah discusses the College STAR program.

Segment 2: Starting a Significant Research Endeavor [11:20-21:26]

In segment two, Sarah shares her suggestions for launching a large research project.

Segment 3: Future Developments for College STAR [21:27-31:05]

In segment three, Sarah share the next steps for the College STAR program and how other institutions can get involved.

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Apr 10, 2017

On this episode, Katie celebrates the 1-year anniversary of the "Research in Action" podcast by sharing some metrics from the first year of the show along with feedback from listeners. Katie also chats with some of the behind-the-scenes members of the RIA podcast production team.

Segment 1: "Research in Action" One-year Metrics [00:00-06:48]

In this first segment, Katie shares some of the podcast metrics from the first year.

Segment 2: Feedback from "Research in Action" Listeners [06:49-13:49]

In segment two, Katie shares favorite episodes recommended by RIA listeners.

Segment 3: A Peek Behind the Scenes [13:50-41:46]

In segment three, Katie interviews three members of the Ecampus staff who assist with RIA production.

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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Apr 10, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:16]: Dr. Pacheco-Vega's Work on Advancing Environmental Global Governance

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Apr 10, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Division of the Center for Economic Teaching and Research (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE) in Mexico. He is a specialist in comparative public policy and focuses on North American environmental politics, primarily sanitation and water governance, solid waste management, neoinstitutional theory, transnational environmental social movements and experimental methods in public policy. His current research programme focuses on the spatial, political and human dimensions of public service delivery. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS), and sits on the editorial board of Water International, Global Environmental Politics and several other journals. He is the creator of the weekly hashtag #ScholarSunday.

Segment 1: The Global Politics of Sanitation [00:00-12:01]

In this first segment, Raul shares about some of his research on the global politics of sanitation.

Segment 2: Being an Actively Engaged Researcher [12:02-21:39]

In segment two, Raul shares some of his strategies for being active at conferences and on social media.

Segment 3: Working with Vulnerable Research Populations [21:40-35:01]

In segment three, Raul shares his thoughts on the responsibilities of the researcher when working with vulnerable communities.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:16]: Dr. Pacheco-Vega's Work on Advancing Environmental Global Governance

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Mar 31, 2017

Take a listen to our April 2017 preview clips!

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Mar 31, 2017

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

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Mar 31, 2017

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

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