Doc101

Doc101

By Self, Rademaker, and Williams
A podcast for doctoral students, with special attention to some of the "soft skills" necessary to earn one's degree. New episodes publish every other Monday.
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Episode 10: Becoming Better Humans

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Episode 12: Beyond the IRB
We discuss the ethics of research and the deeper challenges of thinking about the effects of data collection and dissemination.  Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
30:58
June 29, 2020
Episode 11: Project Management
We discuss the ways in which the life of doc students (and folks who have earned their doctorates) is really a kind of free-lance lifestyle. We discuss the processes, and some of the tools, we use to approach managing our projects. Links: Scott recommended "Getting Things Done" by David Allen Linnea recommended "Write Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day" by Joan Bolker Also, since Linnea mentioned checklists, check out "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
34:17
June 15, 2020
Episode 10: Becoming Better Humans
We're joined by Dr. Ben Ries, Associate Dean for Vocational Formation at Abilene Christian University to talk about developing virtues while in a doctoral program. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
37:21
June 1, 2020
Episode 9: On Being Mentored
We discuss "feasibility" in the dissertation, and address some of the challenges of scope, access, and perception that students face in developing a feasible project. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
27:56
May 18, 2020
Episode 8: The Feedback Loop
We discuss some of the challenges of hearing feedback on one's work, and explore some of the deeper issues related to those challenges. Links: "I Promise" by J. Scott Self "Reading and Responding to Feedback" by Linnea Rademaker Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
28:55
May 4, 2020
Special Episode 1: Doc Students in COVID-19
Dr. Jenifer Williams and Dr. Kristin O'Byrne join us for a special episode on dealing with some of the stressors of COVID-19 as doctoral students. This episode was released as soon as we produced it since so many of our own students seem to be dealing with anxiety, stress, and even growth. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
38:11
April 25, 2020
Episode 7: You Can't Do It ALL
We discuss "feasibility" in the dissertation, and address some of the challenges of scope, access, and perception that students face in developing a feasible project. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
29:53
April 20, 2020
Episode 6: Stopping Out and Starting Back In
We discuss the taboo topic of stopping out of one's doctoral program, and the barriers (institutional and personal) to getting back to work on earning a degree. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
29:58
April 6, 2020
Episode 5: Prepare to Defend Yourself
We discuss how to prepare for proposal defense, dissertation defense, and the mythology of the defense experience. Link "The 'Snake Fight' Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
34:05
March 23, 2020
Episode 4: Social Support Networks
We discuss the necessity of a strong social support network and the value of developing a network of cheerleaders. Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu  Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu  Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
34:54
March 9, 2020
Episode 3: Writing = Thinking
We discuss the interchange between writing and thinking, the power of journaling in doctoral work, and developing one's academic voice. The passive voice is also discussed (by vikings).  Links Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, by Steven Pinker Oppenheimer, D. M. (2006). Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: Problems with using long words needlessly. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20, 139-156. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1178 Making Meaning Clear: The Logic of Revision, by Donald M. Murray Sanchez, B., & Lewis, K. D. (2014). Writing shapes thinking: Investigative study on preservice teachers reading, writing to learn, and critical thinking. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2(1), 55-68. Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu  Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu  Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
31:49
February 24, 2020
Episode 2: Striking the Work/Life/School Balance
Students in doctoral programs face unique challenges in adding another major role to all of the other responsibilities that normal adults occupy.  Dr. Williams and Dr. Self discuss some of the issues and offer recommendations for striking a balance.   Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
35:59
February 19, 2020
Episode 1: Communicating with Your Chair
A discussion of the importance of keeping open the communication lines with one's chair during the dissertation.   Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
28:05
February 18, 2020