Highlighting the new video primer on Understanding Diversity

These selected videos by a range of presenters (see the YouTube playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxRQR5u7p9sdfkEB0EVIUuEEY8j-uWgP7) provide an introduction to eight less commonly considered aspects of diversity and complement the written primer on Understanding Diversity at https://i2insights.org/primers/understanding-diversity-primer/.

The video and written primers focus on understanding diversity in a research context, involving both discipline-based investigators and stakeholders, especially:

  • how they understand the world (mental models)
  • how they set research standards (perceptions of good research)
  • how they understand and use their ability to influence others (power)
  • what they care about (values)
  • what they want (interests)
  • the social behaviours and norms of the groups they belong to (culture)
  • the traits that predict their behaviours (personality)
  • the ways in which they most effectively work with others (team roles).

A list of the videos, as found on the i2S Talks YouTube channel, is provided below.

What are mental models and how do your students use them?
By Christopher Moore (2019; 7 min)
https://youtu.be/AbAfM7AFO3k
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Mental models can be deadly
By Cabrera Research Lab (2020; 1 min)
https://youtu.be/A4_WvmBcMU4
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Epistemology, ontology, and axiology in research
By Alex Lyon, Organizational Communication Channel (2017; 8 min)
https://youtu.be/AhdZOsBps5o
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Whose knowledge counts: A lecture from the IDS (Institute for Development Studies) course on shaping policy with evidence
By John Gaventa (2021; 26.5 min)
https://youtu.be/LdRoUiCVtVw
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Schwartz’s theory of basic values
By Anna Horodecka (2020; 10 min)
https://youtu.be/WC_zuks_25Q
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Getting to yes: Interests vs positions
By William Ury (2015; 4 min)
https://youtu.be/MuJyDRgONls
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Geert Hofstede introduces Dimensions of Societal Culture 2013
By Geert Hofstede (2013; 8 min)
https://youtu.be/mvznxUkDLkQ
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Cross-cultural communication
By Pellegrino Riccardi, TEDx (2014; 20 min)
https://youtu.be/YMyofREc5Jk
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

The Big 5 OCEAN Traits Explained – Personality Quizzes
By Theodore Thudium, Practical Psychology (2019; 6 min)
https://youtu.be/KCwHV9HCxH0
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality
By Brian Little, TED (2016; 15 min)
https://youtu.be/qYvXk_bqlBk
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Belbin team roles Video Scribe
presenter not given, TP Human Capital (2013; 4 min)
https://youtu.be/-efhOLVgEvM
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

What is the Belbin team profile?
By Mike Clayton, Project management in under 5 (2020; 6 min)
https://youtu.be/yUidm6-3G54
(Playlist: Understanding Diversity: Video Primer)

Posted: November 2022
Last modified: November 2022