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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 12, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Neil Salkind, who received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, remains a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to a focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was also the editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years.

Show Notes

Segment 1: Statistics anxiety [00:00-10:36]

In this first segment, Neil explains why statistics shouldn't cause researchers anxiety.

Segment 2: Tips for researchers just starting out with statistics [10:37-20:48]

In segment two, Neil shares some ideas for how beginning researchers can increase their statistics skills.

Segment 3: Editing enclopedias [20:49-32:59]

In segment three, Neil shares about his experiences as an editor of encyclopedias.

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

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Sep 5, 2016

Bonus Clip # 3: Tips for Getting Started with e-Research [00:00-5:33]

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Sep 5, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Three Ways to Incorporate Technology into a Research Study [00:00-6:22]

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Sep 5, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Conducting Virtual Book Tours [00:00-6:32]

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Sep 5, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Janet Salmons, an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company, Vision2Lead. She wrote Doing Qualitative Research Online (2016) Qualitative Online interviews (2015), Online Interviews in Real Time (2010), and edited the Cases in Online Interview Research (2012) for SAGE Publications, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is a blogger for SAGE Methodspace, the Academy of Management The Ethicist Blog, and a guest blogger for other academic and research sites. She serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for academic journals and books. She is co-founder of Path to Publishing, with Dr. Helen Kara. Janet has extensive experience teaching, mentoring, and presenting online. She serves as a Contributing Faculty member for the Walden University PhD program in Educational Technology.

Segment 1: Defining e-Research [00:00-10:48]

In this first segment, Janet defines e-Research and offers some examples.

Segment 2: Qualitative e-Research Methods [10:49-21:26]

In segment two, Janet shares some of her experience with online interviewing and her use of qualitative methods in e-Research.

Segment 3: Positionality and e-Research Methods [21:27-32:51]

In segment three, Janet discusses aspects to consider regarding the positionality of the e-Researcher.

Bonus Clip # 1: Conducting Virtual Book Tours [00:00-6:32]

Bonus Clip # 2: Three Ways to Incorporate Technology into a Research Study [00:00-6:22]

Bonus Clip # 3: Tips for Getting Started with e-Research [00:00-5:33]

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Sep 5, 2016

Take a listen to our September 2016 preview clips!

Along with upcoming episodes, Katie announces a new resource for “Research in Action” episodes: Instructor Guides!  Check out our new Instructor Guides page to see how you can incorporate “Research in Action” episodes into your courses!

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Aug 29, 2016

On this episode, Katie shares the responses we received from listeners about what you wish you knew about research from the very beginning. We have some audio clips, Twitter responses, and also some compilations from various blog posts.

Segment 1: Twitter Responses & Audio Clips [00:00-7:29]

In this first segment, Katie shares some Twitter responses and audio clips in response to the question, "what do you wish you knew about research from the very beginning?"

Segment 2: Blog posts about what people wish they had known about research [7:30-18:33]

In segment two, Katie shares insights from several bloggers about what they wish they had known about research from the very beginning.

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Aug 22, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Efficient Grading [00:00-4:40]

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Aug 22, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Using Vacation Breaks for Research [00:00-3:28]

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Aug 22, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Noah Shusterman, a historian currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Noah is a specialist in early-modern Europe and the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. He is the author of Religion and the Politics of Time: Holidays in France from Louis the 14th through Napoleon, and The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics. Noah is now working on a history of militias and citizen-soldiers in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. From 2005-2013, Noah worked as a non-tenure-track lecturer/assistant professor (teaching track) at Temple University, teaching "gened" and history courses. His Ph.D. is from UC Berkeley.

Segment 1: Maintaining a Researcher Identity [00:00-8:34]

In this first segment, Noah shares how he maintained his research identity while in a teaching-intensive faculty position and how he eventually transitioned into a research position.

Segment 2: Making Research Happen with a Heavy Teaching Load [8:35-19:03]

In segment two, Noah shares his tips and suggestions for scheduling time for research and prepping for teaching efficiently.

Segment 3: Being an International Researcher [19:04-31:41]

In segment three, Noah shares about his experience living, working, and researching in Hong Kong.

Bonus Clip # 1: Using Vacation Breaks for Research [00:00-3:28]

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Efficient Grading [00:00-4:40]

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Aug 15, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: The Importance of Offering Students an International Research Experience [00:00-2:08]

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Aug 15, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Ana Spalding, an Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. Dr. Spalding has a BA in Economics from the University of Richmond, an MA in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami, and a PhD in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She has been a Postdoctoral researcher and a research associate with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. Theoretically, her work is informed by debates within political ecology, human geography, and environmental anthropology, and she has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how broad uses of coastal, marine, and terrestrial resources in Panama affect local people and environments. During her research, Dr. Spalding has worked closely with Panamanian NGOs and with NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center in California. She has also engaged with academics and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, including ecologists, biologists, anthropologists, economists, policy-makers, and lawyers as well as members of local indigenous communities in both the U.S and the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama.

Segment 1: Interdisciplinary Research [00:00-10:57]

In this first segment, Ana describes some of her past and current interdisciplinary research projects and discusses what makes them interdisciplinary.

Segment 2: Planning for the Unexpected with Research [10:58-21:09]

In segment two, Ana describes transitioning her research in Panama to her work at OSU and how she plans for the unexpected.

Segment 3: Scientific Diasporas & Internationalization of Education [21:10-33:47]

In segment three, Ana defines scientific diasporas and discusses some ways to engage in international collaborations.

Bonus Clip # 1: The Importance of Offering Students an International Research Experience [00:00-2:08]

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Aug 8, 2016

Bonus Clip #2: Challenges of Partnering with Students on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [00:00-4:09]

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Aug 8, 2016

Bonus Clip #1: Five Principles of Good Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [00:00-3:25]

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Aug 8, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Peter Felten, assistant provost for teaching and learning, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and professor of history.  His recent publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014). From 2010-2011, he served as president of the POD Network, and in 2015-2016 he is president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He also is a co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.

Segment 1: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) [00:00-10:13]

In this first segment, Peter defines the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and distinguishes it from scholarly teaching.

Segment 2: Partnering with Students for SoTL Projects [10:14-23:15]

In segment two, Peter discusses the benefits of engaging in SoTL with students as research partners.

Segment 3: Decoding the Disciplines [23:16-35:06]

In segment three, Peter describes a "decoding the disciplines" project that includes students as research partners.

Bonus Clip #1: Five Principles of Good Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [00:00-3:25]

Bonus Clip #2: Challenges of Partnering with Students on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [00:00-4:09]

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Aug 1, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work [00:00-2:13]

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Aug 1, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: How Publish & Flourish came to be [00:00-3:43]

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Aug 1, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Tara Gray, who serves as associate professor of criminal justice and as the first director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Teaching Academy seeks to improve student learning by providing NMSU educators with professional development in teaching, scholarship, leadership and mentoring. The Academy helps them develop extraordinary teaching lives embedded in exceptional careers. Tara was educated at the United States Naval Academy, Southwestern College in Kansas and Oklahoma State, where she earned her Ph.D. in economics by asking, “Do prisons pay?” She taught economics at Denison University before joining the Department of Criminal Justice at NMSU. She has published three books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with eight awards for teaching or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in thirty-five states, and in Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Segment 1: How faculty development centers can help researchers [00:00-9:11]

In this first segment, Tara describes the work of Centers for Teaching and Learning and shares examples of programming, resources, and services that can offer assistance to faculty researchers.

Segment 2: Writing and research accountability [9:12-20:24]

In segment two, Tara talks about factors that impact scholarly productivity and shares tips for sharing your work with others.

Segment 3: Concrete tips for productive writing [20:25-31:24]

In segment three, Tara offers suggestions for setting up a daily writing practice, forming a writing group and tracking your time writing.

Bonus Clip # 1: How Publish & Flourish came to be [00:00-3:43]

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work [00:00-2:13]

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Aug 1, 2016

Take a listen to our August 2016 preview clips!

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Jul 25, 2016

Bonus Clip # 2: Methods for Testing Assumptions [00:00-5:43]

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Jul 25, 2016

Bonus Clip # 1: Assumptions of Measurement [00:00-2:22]

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Jul 25, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Jason Osborne, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, where he is also Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and in Public Health Sciences.  He is author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles and seven books, many of which focus on best practices in statistical methods. He has also been active in research related to social justice, educational psychology, and evaluation. His work has been cited in scholarly publications over 10,000 times according to Google Scholar, and he is also an Accredited Professional Statisticiantm (awarded by the American Statistical Association).  Jason is a 3rd degree black belt in Songahm Tae Kwon Do, and the proud father of three, each of which he considers an outlier in the positive tail of the distribution of awesomeness.

Segment 1: Data cleaning [00:00-11:35]

In this first segment, Jason talks about what constitutes data cleaning and why data cleaning practices are so important to do before data analysis takes place.

Segment 2: Myths and practicalities of data cleaning [11:36-22:59]

In segment two, Jason discusses some of the pervasive myths of data cleaning and debunks the myths based on his book Best Practices in Data Cleaning.

Segment 3: Jason's current and upcoming projects [23:00-33:15]

In segment three, Jason shares about his new book on regression and his focus on mentoring readers into a larger regression universe.

Bonus Clip # 1: Assumptions of Measurement [00:00-2:22]

Bonus Clip # 2: Methods for Testing Assumptions [00:00-5:43]

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Jul 18, 2016

Bonus Clip: Creating a Virtual Community [00:00-1:30]

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Jul 18, 2016

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Tanya Joosten, the director of eLearning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) where she works to guide strategic eLearning efforts at the campus, state, and national levels, to develop innovative programming for the UWM campus, and to lead a team of researchers to advance the field of eLearning. She is also the co-director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements supported by the U.S Department of Education. Dr. Joosten’s efforts have been highlighted in many national news and media outlets and have led to her involvement in planning for the future of education, including the State of Wisconsin Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council, NMC Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board, EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Steering Committee, and EDUCAUSE IT Status committee. Tanya is also the author of Social Media for Educators, available from Jossey-Bass.

Segment 1: The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) [00:00-10:46]

In this first segment, Tanya talks about her work with The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA), the DETA research toolkit, and some of DETA's current projects.

Segment 2: Planning for future research and funding [10:47-22:00]

In segment two, Tanya discusses strategies for juggling producing research with planning the pipeline for future research and funding.

Segment 3: The role of data in instructional technology platforms [22:01-30:01]

In segment three, Tanya discusses the changing nature of data in instructional technology platforms and how this data can (and should) be used for research purposes to improve student success in online learning.

Bonus Clip: Creating a Virtual Community [00:00-1:30]

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Jul 11, 2016

Bonus Clip: Being an Academic Blogger [00:00-5:18]

In this bonus clip, Geoff shares how he began blogging as an academic and the insights he’s gained along the way.

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