CARMA is pleased to announce additional information on its 2019-2020 Institutional Membership Programs (Premium, Basic). This program includes 10 new Webcast Lectures, which will originate from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, the new home of CARMA. These one-hour lectures by a distinguished group of Webcast presenters will be streamed live to Premium Member schools and will cover a diverse set of topics including multilevel analysis, big data, adapting scales, CFA/SEM modeling, ethics, neuroscience methods, and grounded theory. Their recordings will be added to the CARMA Video Library, which now includes over 150 recorded lectures from past years.

The Global Scholars Lecture Series also available via the Membership Programs aims to increase awareness of the important methodological work being done by researchers from outside the US. This series, now in its second year, will feature a new set of 10 one- hour lectures on introductory and advanced quantitative and qualitative research topics that are recorded locally (at their home location) by global scholars. The Membership Program will also include a CARMA OveRview SeRies of four live panel sessions introducing organizational researchers to applications of R, a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. In this series CARMA Short Course Instructors will share their experiences with their transition to R, demonstrate the use of R as applied to substantive research questions, and illustrate some of R’s distinctive advantages. A final component of the Membership Program is the Advanced Reviewer Development Program, a set of four live on-line workshops providing updates on best practices in four different methodological areas. This series is offered as a resource to authors, reviewers, and editors looking to follow best practices as they conduct and report their research.   More information on the 2019-2020 Institutional Membership Program can be found at https://carmattu.com/

Also included on the schedule for 2019-2020 are a set of CARMA Short Courses, each of which is delivered in-person, lasts for two and a half days, and features a mix of lecture and hands-on activities.  A total of over 40 courses are tentatively scheduled in four locations, including the University of South Carolina (Jan. 9-11, 2020) and Wayne State University (June 1-6, 2020), as well as University of South Adelaide (Australia: Nov. 18-22, 2019; Apr. 27 – May 1, 2020) and the University of Padova (Italy: July). These courses will cover a variety of quantitative topics, including regression, SEM, meta-analysis, advanced survey methods, measurement development.  Other courses focus on big data and its analysis, web scraping, text mining, and open science. Qualitative courses are also being planned, covering topics related to ethnography, text analysis, interviewing, grounded theory, and qualitative analysis of change.

More information on 2019-2020 CARMA Short Courses can be found at here.