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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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Nov 28, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Julie Risien, who manages operations and programs at the Center for Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University. Her work focuses on campus-wide initiatives including building a network to improve research impacts and managing transdisciplinary STEM research programs. She serves as an advisor to the OSU office of research development and the NSF-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education; Julie is also a steering committee member on the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Julie's background in research planning and administration includes 10 years at OSU with Oregon Sea Grant and the Institute for Natural Resources. Her background also includes many years working for non-profit organizations including the Environment Now Foundation and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Pacific Islands. Julie has a Masters of Science in Marine Resource Management from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU and is currently working on her PhD in Environmental Sciences.

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Segment 1: Broader Impacts [00:00-14:35]

In this first segment, Julie defines the concept of "broader impacts" and talks about where the concept originated.

Segment 2: OSU Research Impacts Network (ORIN) [14:36-27:58]

In segment two, Julie shares about a campus initiative at Oregon State University to support broader impacts.

Bonus Clip: Research on Networks [00:00-11:04]

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Nov 21, 2016

Bonus Clip: Common Misconceptions About Book Editors and Publishing [00:00-06:23]

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Nov 21, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by David Brightman, a senior editor with Stylus Publishing LLC where he helps authors put research into practice. Previously, Davis was a lead editor with the Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education book series. David has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a Professional Certificate in Publishing from the UC Extension.

Segment 1: What does a Book Editor Do? [00:00-10:57]

In this first segment, David describes his role and shares how book editors are different from journal editors.

Segment 2: What does a Book Editor Look For? [10:58-22:54]

In segment two, David shares what book editors look for in successful book proposals.

Segment 3: Higher Education and the Public [22:55-36:02]

In segment three, David discusses the responsibility of scholars to connect with the public.

Bonus Clip: Common Misconceptions About Book Editors and Publishing [00:00-06:23]

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Nov 7, 2016

Bonus Clip #2: How to Tame Your PhD [00:00-4:10]

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Nov 7, 2016

Bonus Clip #1: Inger's Research on Academic Blogging [00:00-4:22]

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Nov 7, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Inger Mewburn, a researcher, specializing in research education since 2006. She is currently the Director of Research Training at The Australian National University where she is responsible for co-ordinating, communicating and measuring all the centrally run research training activities and doing research on student experience to inform practice. Inger also runs a popular blog, The Thesis Whisperer, and writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research student experiences, with a special interest in the digital practices of academics. She is a regular guest speaker at other universities on publishing, writing, social media and presentation skills.

Segment 1: The Thesis Whisperer blog [00:00-09:25]

In this first segment, Inger shares how the The Thesis Whisperer blog came to be.

Segment 2Building and Supporting Researcher Communities [09:26-19:28]

In segment two, Inger shares about how she came to be a research educator and some of the services she offers as the Director of Research Training at The Australian National University.

Segment 3: Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Writing Pipeline [19:29-31:49]

In segment three, Inger shares some of her tips for maintaining a strong and active writing pipeline.

Bonus Clip #1: Inger's Research on Academic Blogging [00:00-4:22]

Bonus Clip #2: How to Tame Your PhD [00:00-4:10]

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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Nov 7, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by two guests, Tom Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson.

Dr. Tom Cavanagh is Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In this role he oversees the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of the nation's second-largest university, including program and course design, development, and assessment. In his career, Tom has administered e-learning development for both academic (public and private) and industrial (Fortune 500, government/military) audiences. A regular presenter at academic and industry conferences, he is an award-winning instructional designer, program manager, faculty member, and administrator. In 2014 he was named an Online Learning Consortium Fellow. Tom's research interests include e-learning, technical communication, and the societal influence of technology on education, training, culture, and commerce. He is also an award-winning author of several mystery novels and a co-host of Topcast: The Teaching Online Podcast.

Dr. Kelvin Thompson serves as the Director of Online Design & Development Strategy for the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning with a faculty appointment as a graduate faculty scholar within UCF's College of Education & Human Performance. He has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past eighteen years. Dr. Thompson oversees CDL's strategic initiatives, including accessibility activities, and he developed the BlendKit Course open courseware as part of UCF's Blended Learning Toolkit. His personal research interests center on how interaction affects learner engagement. Kelvin regularly addresses groups throughout the US on topics related to online/blended learning and educational technology and he also co-hosts TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast available on iTunes. Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Florida State University, and an MA in instructional systems technology and an Ed.D in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Florida.

Segment 1: Why is Reading Research Important? [00:00-11:31]

In this first segment, Tom and Kelvin describe why keeping up with the research in their field is a priority.

Segment 2: How Are We Finding Things to Read & Organizing It? [11:31-22:09]

In segment two, Kelvin and Tom share how they find and collect the items that are on their to-read piles.

Segment 3: Strategies for Finding Time to Read [22:10-34:24]

In segment three, Tom and Kelvin share some of their tactics for squeezing reading into busy schedules.

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Nov 7, 2016

Take a listen to our November 2016 preview clips!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Take a listen to our October 2016 preview clips!

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Sep 26, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Learning about the Logistics of Archival Research [00:00-7:16]

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Sep 26, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Organizing Archival Data  [00:00-4:12]

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Sep 26, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Nick Foreman, a PhD candidate in American and Latin American history at the University of Florida. Nick also teaches food history in the department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State. His dissertation, entitled "The Calorie of Progress" explores the cultural and material significance of food supply in Louisiana during the late colonial and early American periods. His work has been published in Smithsonian Magazine.

Segment 1: Archival Research [00:00-10:31]

In this first segment, Nick shares about his dissertation research and what led him to using archives.

Segment 2: Logistics of Archival Research [10:32-20:16]

In segment two, Nick shares some of the basic logistics of conducting archival research.

Segment 3: Real World Application of Historical Research [20:17-29:41]

In segment three, Nick shares how he connects his historical research to contemporary events and topics.

Bonus Clip # 1: Organizing Archival Data  [00:00-4:12]

Bonus Clip # 2: Learning about the Logistics of Archival Research [00:00-7:16]

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Sep 19, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Patsy Moskal, the Associate Director for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Since 1996, she has served as the liaison for faculty research of distributed learning and teaching effectiveness at UCF. Patsy specializes in statistics, graphics, program evaluation, and applied data analysis. She has extensive experience in research methods including survey development, interviewing, and conducting focus groups and frequently serves as an evaluation consultant to school districts, and industry and government organizations. She has also served as a co-principal investigator on grants including the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Gates-Foundation-funded Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). She frequently serves as a reviewer for conferences and journals and also for Department of Education and National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR proposals. Patsy has co-authored numerous articles and chapters on blended and online learning and frequently presents on these topics. In 2011 she was named a Sloan-C Fellow in recognition of her groundbreaking work in the assessment of the impact and efficacy of online and blended learning. Patsy’s most recent book, with co-authors, Dziuban, Picciano and Graham, Conducting research in online and blended learning environments: New pedagogical frontiers was published in 2015.

Show Notes

Segment 1: Distance Education Research [00:00-12:25]

In this first segment, Patsy shares about her experiences with research on distance education.

Segment 2: Research Productivity [12:26-23:26]

In segment two, Patsy talks about staying productive with research and learning how to say no to new projects.

Segment 3: Exploring Gaps in Distance Education Research [23:27-33:33]

In segment three, Patsy shares some of her ideas for future research areas in distance education.

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Sep 12, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Writing about Research Methods [00:00-4:02]

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