Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

The latest blogs from all of our authors are compiled below. To search for specific topics, use the keyword search field below.

Securing an Academic Book Publisher

Associate University Research Chair Erik Bean discusses finding the right academic book publisher for your scholarly manuscript.

Selecting the Right Statistical Analysis Tool for Your Research

Review this statistical analysis decision tool developed by Scott W. M. Burrus, Research Chair for the Center for Learning Analytics Research.

How to Identify a Predatory Publisher

Spotting a predatory publisher can be difficulty even for experienced research. We’ve gathered our best suggestions to make it easy for new and experienced researchers alike.

Develop a Research Interest Early in Your Doctoral Program

Doctoral students can read with purpose if they develop a research interest during early classes. 

October Scholarly Activities

The Cultural Conflict and Society is actively involved in presentations, workshops, articles, chapter in books, and p

Professional Development/Continuing Education in the Workplace

Many organizations use continuing professional development (also called continuing education) to help their employees

Competencies of Online Doctoral Chairs

Have you as a chair or committee member of doctoral learning ever wondered what research-based competencies you need in aiding your dissertation learners? Have you as a dissertation learner wanted to tell your chair and committee members what competencies you would like them to have? In order to answer these questions, I devised a study based on competencies for dissertation chairs by Schichtel (2010).

Alignment: Supporting Your Research Questions with Methods

This week we continue with our Research Alignment series and discuss the importance of aligning your research question and methods.

Question as You Read

Paul and Elder (2000) claimed that answers are privileged above questions in our society - witness every textbook that contains assertion after assertion, each of which is actually the answer to a question. The answers are published, but not the questions. Asking the right questions while reading can be very helpful to learners in advanced social studies.

D2L: 2016 Competency-based Education Summit

This time of year in Chicago, the weather is what I consider to be the best.

Understanding Secondary Data in Research

Secondary data – or “second-hand analysis” – can be and is often used for valuable research contributions. Learn more about what it is, why it matters, and more.

Are There Differences Between Design Thinking, Creative Thinking and Critical Thinking?

Design Thinking (DT) is defined for this discussion by Stanford’s D school terms.

Boyer’s Series: How the Domains Grow Your Scholarship

In the last of the three-part Boyer’s Series, we reflect on how to integrate the Boyer’s model into your research and scholarship agenda and grow your professional development.

Cross-Cultural Cross-Generational Issues

The topic for this month in the I-O Psychology Blog is dealing with cross-cultural cross-generational issues in the w

Should Appraisal Reviews Go Away?

I recently read an article about getting rid of performance appraisals.  Honestly, I d

September Updates

While it may seem activities have slowed down a bit, there are several projects being worked on:

Design Thinking: Important for the Development of Agile and Adaptable U.S. Army Leaders

The emerging emphasis and integration of design thinking in a wide spectrum of business organizations is responsive t

My Diploma on the Wall... Now What?

Alumnus and Researcher Dr. Jim Rice discusses his experiences in continuing research after completing his degree with the School of Advanced Studies. 

What I think is goin’ on: “Lights, Camera, No Camera!”

What I think is goin’ on:  “Lights, Camera, No Camera!”

Vergara and a Gathering of Stories

The track of court decisions in Vergara v.

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