Unapologetic Educational Research: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Racism and White Supremacy

QualLab & Educational Studies Research Series

The purpose of the series is to engage our alums and general audiences in thinking about and reflecting on what it means to conduct educational research from a standpoint that honors Black lives in the research process, while also disrupting racism and white supremacy. Given the unprecedented moment we are all experiencing in our lifetime we are committed to shifting the landscape of qualitative research and using this research to shift our sociopolitical context toward racial equity and justice. Each OSU Alum will engage in a discussion with hosts Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Professor and Department Chair of Educational Studies and Dr. Penny A. Pasque, Professor and Director of QualLab.

Inspire Podcast Episode 1, “Black and gifted: A trailblazer’s backstory”

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Nationally recognized expert and Educational Studies faculty member Dr. Donna Ford tells her backstory on being gifted, black and poor in East Cleveland, and how it motivated her to create change for gifted children of color. -Robin Chenoweth is a writer for The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. She spoke to Dr. Donna Ford, a professor of special education. The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology is a tapestry of people with fascinating stories to tell. Individually and collectively, faculty, staff, students and alumni are led to improve lives, create change and help those outside privilege — often led by their own personal experiences to make change. Here are their stories.

REDCap, Fair Use, BuckIRB, and Supercomputing

Using REDCap for Developing Data Collection Forms and Surveys

Register: https://go.osu.edu/introredcap

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.  While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data (including 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA, and HIPAA-compliant environments), it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.  Using REDCap’s streamlined process for developing projects, you may create surveys, databases, or a combination of both using our Online Designer with your preferred web browser, or offline by constructing a data dictionary within Excel.

REDCap accounts, training and consultation are offered to OSU investigators, faculty, and staff at no cost.  Join Amy Drake, REDCap Specialist for Outreach and Education, for this workshop from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  The CCTS provides financial, organizational (resource navigation, regulatory, recruitment, etc.), consultative, and educational support to catalyze research that impacts human health and human behavior, as well as opportunities for community members to participate and engage in research.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 am– 12:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Fair Use in Research and Education (Workshop)

Register: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/fairuse-sp18/

Do you use materials from third party sources in your teaching or research publication? Have you heard that all educational use is fair use but have some concerns about whether this is accurate? How can you evaluate whether something may qualify as fair use or determine if you need to seek permission? Join Copyright Services during Fair Use Week to learn how to use copyrighted materials confidently and legally in your research publications and teaching. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Thursday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Buck-IRB Initial Submissions (Workshop)

Register: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/buckirb-sp18/

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on the Buck-IRB initial submission application. The workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of the Buck-IRB system and how to navigate through the Ohio State IRB initial application (not external or exempt)
  • Identify documents that typically accompany a complete application
  • Discuss common pitfalls and tips for successful submission
  • Focus on application sections specific to behavioral research

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, March 7, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Introduction to Research Computing at Ohio Supercomputer Center (Workshop)

Register: https://www.osc.edu/March15_IntroOSU

Both those interested in learning about Ohio Supercomputer Center services and those who want to use their allocations more efficiently are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about performing your computational research on our systems. Topics for this workshop include:

  • High performance computing concepts
  • Hardware and software available at OSC
  • Getting allocations and accounts
  • How to connect and log in
  • How to move data on and off the systems
  • Introduction to batch processing
  • Storage and file systems

Optional hands-on participation. Participants who bring a laptop computer will be able to connect to the supercomputers during the workshop.  OSU wireless is available in the seminar room.  OSC workshop accounts will be provided or you can use your own OSC accounts.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Thursday, March 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library