Bringing Suicide Prevention Out of the Shadows

On Monday, August 21st, a solar eclipse was visible across Central Ohio. Through breaks in the clouds, students, faculty and staff of Ohio State watched from the top of parking garages, on the oval and scattered along sidewalks as an ominous darkness covered campus. The importance of not looking directly at the eclipse and using protective eclipse glasses had been stressed on the news for days leading up to the event. The OSU Suicide Prevention Program decided to combine the need for this safety precaution with a campaign to promote their important mission.


The OSU Suicide Prevention Program distributed 1,300 pairs of licensed eclipse glasses at the Student Involvement Fair. Another 700 pairs were given to faculty and staff who have been involved in suicide prevention efforts in the past (REACH, RUOK? Buckeyes, advisory boards, STEP faculty mentors, etc.) The glasses were given out along with the slogan Bringing Suicide Prevention Out of the Shadows. Students had to follow @OSUREACH on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to receive glasses. This effort brought attention to the important work of the OSU Suicide Prevention program and helped to bring suicide prevention to the forefront of students’ minds.


Methodological Colloquium

Using geographically-explicit ecological momentary assessment (GEMA) and biomarker data collection to study health and wellbeing
Friday, September 8, 2017
Ramseyer Hall Room 136

Dr. Christopher Browning
Department of Sociology

Dr. Jodi Ford
Associate Professor
College of Nursing

The RMC Announces Two Exciting Additions to Interdisciplinary Methods Festival

Both workshops will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm in the OSU Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Ave. Library). Registration for each workshop is $75 for OSU students and $100 for faculty, staff and others.

R You Ready? : Making the Switch to R
Mine Dogucu
James Uanhoro

This workshop is designed to help researchers who are currently using other statistical software programs to begin working in R. Click here for more details and registration information.

Qualtrics Bootcamp
Heather Lansky

Join us for a FULL DAY workshop designed to get you up and running in Qualtrics. Click here for more details and registration information.

EHE RMC Open Consulting Hours- Summer 2017

The RMC will continue to hold open consulting hours throughout the summer. They will generally be held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am in the OSU Research Commons (3rd Floor, 18th Avenue Library) with a few exceptions. On May 17 and June 12, open consulting will occur in the RMC offices, located in 173 Arps Hall, and on July 5 and July 19, there will be no open consulting hours. For a full schedule of open consulting hours and locations during the summer, please visit our Consulting page.

New consultants for Summer 2017!

Eman Tiba– Ph.D. candidate in School Psychology
Meng-Ting Lo– doctoral student in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement
Menglin Xu– doctoral student in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement
Julia Yan– doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science
Michael Leonard– doctoral student in Educational Policy

Find out more about the consultants here.

Interdisciplinary Methods Festival

The College of EHE Research Methodology Center (RMC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Interactive Poster Session at its First Annual Interdisciplinary Methods Festival!

2017 RMC Interdisciplinary Methods Festival
Interactive Poster Session
OSU Research Commons, 3rd Floor, 18th Ave. Library
July 19, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Proposal Due: Midnight, Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Poster Session at the first annual RMC Interdisciplinary Methods Festival features the research efforts of graduate student methodologists from across the Ohio State University campus. This session has two goals:

  1. Provide a place for student methodologists from across campus to showcase their work.
  2. Facilitate interactions between graduate students and faculty to promote methods advancement and interdisciplinary learning.

Work described in your presentation can be completed or still in the planning stages.

Students are encouraged to choose the method of delivery for their presentation- a research poster, a 15 minute presentation or demonstration, or something else entirely. We want to see your creativity!

Students currently enrolled in the GISQRM graduate certificate program are specifically encouraged to participate.

To submit a proposal, please visit the online application at:

For more details on RMC’s first annual Interdisciplinary Methods Festival, please visit our website at

Please contact Sandy Reed ( if you have any questions or require any additional information.

AERA Reception

Join the College of Education and Human Ecology in San Antonio for an AERA Reception

Friday, April 28th
Conference Rooms 13 and 14
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Each year, scholars from the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University attend the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The organization is a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world.

The 2017 Reception will be hosted by:

Christian Faltis
Chair of the Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology

Conference Season

A message from Sandra J. Reed, Assistant Director of The Research Methodology Center in the College of Education and Human Ecology:

“I am writing on behalf of the RMC and our Director, Dr. Ann O’Connell. The RMC is here to assist with conference preparations, publications, and scholarly work. We can help with strengthening an analysis, reviewing a methods section, polishing a presentation, or turning that conference paper into a publication… The RMC is here to help. All [you] need to do is send an email to”

Using Secondary Data to Conduct Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Challenges

Dr. Alison Koenka
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Educational Studies
The Ohio State University

Friday April 14th
136 Ramseyer Hall

After earning her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Duke University, Alison Koenka joined the Department of Educational Studies as a postdoctoral researcher in July 2015. Alison is interested in motivational consequences of feedback delivered to students across developmental periods and academic contexts. She uses both primary and secondary data, along with meta-analytic methods, to pursue this line of research.


EHE Centers Expo

Partnerships, Projects, Programs
Open House and Reception

Friday April 14th, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm
College Commons- 260 Ramseyer Hall

Register here.

Drop by and learn about the work of our college-based centers, network with research staff, and leave with ideas for collaboration! You can stop by anytime, grab some food, sign up to win raffle items, and mingle. Six EHE Centers will have exhibits:

  • The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) focuses on project management and research administration and translating research to practice in the areas of standards, curriculum, assessment, program evaluation and collaborative community problem solving.
  • The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) is dedicated to conducting high-quality, empirical research on how to improve children’s learning and development in the home, the school and the community.
  • The Dennis Learning Center (DLC) provides students of all backgrounds with strategies for college success that will enable them to enter, excel in, and complete programs of postsecondary education.
  • The International Data Evaluation Center (IDEC) specializes in creating data systems that support large-scale data collection and training teachers how to use data.
  • The Research Methodology Center (RMC) promotes the design and conduct of high-quality research by providing professional development and consulting in research methods.
  • The Schoenbaum Family Center (SFC) is a network of community partners providing information on early childhood programming and family engagement.

This workshop is intended for all interested faculty, staff and students. If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Chacko at