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Adventures in Research… or How I Went from Chi Square to Here Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz, PhD Mercy College Adjunct Dinner April 22, 2014.

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1 Adventures in Research… or How I Went from Chi Square to Here Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz, PhD Mercy College Adjunct Dinner April 22, 2014

2 Now… Full-time faculty member Communication Disorders School of Health and Natural Sciences – Teaching – Clinic – Research…with masters, undergrads – Salon – Service PhD 2010, speech perception – AE on Mandarin

3 Then…1980 thru 1984 SUNY Binghamton, NY Math Linguistics Robert K. Herbert Collected compliment responses – Male/female compliment recipients – Different response patterns Performed Chi square analysis

4 State of the Art 1983

5 Still the Same Tools change, principles remain: Add to knowledge base Create new connections Contribute to your field – Arts – Education – Sciences – Social sciences

6 Mercy offers adjunct faculty… SPSS statistical package Redcap survey software Librarians – by school, tech, research Research Salon for advice and help – Monthly meetings – Adjuncts welcome – IRB info – Design – Stats

7 Mercy POV Adjunct faculty members as valuable players Buddy with full-time faculty member(s) Bring the outside world to campus Many funders looking for – Translational – Theory to practice – Interdisciplinary Adjuncts can be the real world piece that make a larger grant work

8 Funding Highlights (Nuts & Bolts) You will get paid on a grant as a consultant Major federal funding sources: – National Endowment for the Humanities – National Endowment for the Arts – Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institution – National Science Foundation – National Institutes of Health Private foundations Your community of scholars Faculty Development Grants…stay tuned…

9 Undergraduate Research Assistants After taking NIH training if human subjects… Literature Reviews Run subjects in experiments Test equipment Collect pilot data Make phone calls to find participants Write IRB documents with a model Honors students

10 Why bother? Thrill of a fresh data set/ evidence/ sources Turning a student on to that addiction Collaborative relationship Creating something new – Piece of art – Evidence – New connections between ideas It could lead…anywhere… Unexpected benefits…unlikely paths

11 My current work, Student-driven Undergrads: – Eye tracker – Caffeine use and the voice – Peruvian parents’ beliefs about cleft lip and palate Graduate students: – Tongue strength in children – GREs as a predictor of success in SLP programs – Late learners of English SLP skills for clinic

12 So what happened after 1984? Robert K. Herbert (1990). Sex-based differences in compliment behavior. Language in Society, 19, pp Cited by 263 in total – 6 of which are in 2014 No mention of me! How many unsung research assistants? Corpus of over 1000 Binghamton compliments and almost 500 South African compliments

13 Thanks! Bob Herbert Winifred Strange Lab mates Students Funders (past and future!) including FDG Greet Van Belle, Kim Rapoza, Monique Caubere You for coming Onwards…


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