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Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth StrevelerEngineering Education Research Briefs with Dr. Ruth Streveler

The Research Briefs podcast aims to expand the boundaries of engineering education research by exploring new frameworks, new methods, and new findings with the researchers who created them. 


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Episode 1: Dr. Joachim Walther

Our guest this episode is Dr. Joachim Walther from the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Dr. Walther the founding director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute at the University of Georgia, and he is here to discuss his Qualifying Qualitative Research Quality (Q3) framework.

Supplemental Documents

Walther et al. 2013 – An introduction to the Qualifying Qualitative research Quality (Q3) framework

Walther et al. 2017 – Sharing and expanding the Q3 framework via collaborative inquiry

Typology questions handout – a one-page summary for Q3


Transcript 26 mins

Episode 2: Dr. Allison Godwin

Our guest this episode is Dr. Allison Godwin, an assistant professor in Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Godwin discusses new frameworks and methods for exploring diversity and inclusion in engineering. 

Supplemental Documents

Dissertation_Jacqueline_Doyle: Dissertation from 2017 that discusses the development of Topological Data Analysis (TDA)

Intersectionality of non-normative identities in the cultures of engineering:  Kirn, Godwin et al. (2016) ASEE Conference paper describing InIce results to date

Board-9…..:Benson et al. (2017) ASEE Conference paper which shows “the worm” [See Figure 2]


Transcript 36 mins
Episode 3: Dr. Lisa Benson   26 mins
Episode 4: Dr. Karl Smith (May 7, 2018)    
Episode 5: Dr. Shawn Jordan (June 2018)     
Episode 6: ASEE Briefs Series (July 2018)    
Episode 7: Dr. Alice Pawley (August 2018)    

Research Briefs is produced the School of Engineering Education. Theme music was composed by Patrick Vogt. And the audio is transcribed by Rick Martin.