CARMA’s newly created Topic Interest Groups (TIG) is off to a great start! There are currently four TIG that will each meet three times a year and those registered may attend events for all groups. TIG are established to meet student and faculty researchers’ needs not currently met by CARMA’s Webcast Lecture Series (and its recordings in the CARMA Video Library) and CARMA Live Online Short Courses. This new benefit is available at no additional charge (beyond the institution membership fee) and can be accessed by TIG registration in the CARMA website User Area. The benefit is available throughout the institutional membership period and will end August 31, 2021. CARMA TIG events are hosted using the Zoom Meeting platform, with individual live access provided and recordings made available throughout the membership period. Advanced registration is required to attend TIG sessions, which can be done through CARMA’s website User Area.

Topic Interest Groups:

  • Structural Equation Methods (SEM)
  • Multilevel Analysis
  • Advanced Regression Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis

Structural Equation Methods (SEM)

 

The first meeting of our SEM Topic Interest Group took place on October 9th, 2020 and had over 100 participants registered! It included a tutorial over “Testing Moderation with SEM” taught by Dr. Robert Vandenberg (University of Georgia). A panel session with some of the leading experts in the field including:

              • Jose Cortina (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Reliability with CFA
              • Betty Zhou (University of Minnesota) – Longitudinal Analysis
              • Heiko Breitsohl (University of Klagenfurt) – SEM and Experimental Data

The event also included a “Ask the Expert” session and reception. The SEM Topic Interest Group will be having their spring meeting on Friday, January 29th, 2021 and will also be having a summer meeting which is still TBA.

 

 

Multilevel Analysis

The first meeting of our Multilevel Analysis Topic Interest Group took place on October 30th, 2020 and had over 100 participants registered! It included a tutorial over  “Measurement of group Level Constructs” taught by Dr. Paul Bliese (University of South Carolina). A panel session with some of the leading experts in the field including:

  • James LeBreton (Penn State University) – Agreement/Reliability
  • Nikos Dimotakis (Oklahoma State University) – Calculating R-squared for Multilevel Models
  • Gilad Chen (University of Maryland) – Design Recommendations for Multilevel Analysis

The event also included a “Ask the Expert” session and reception. The Multilevel Analysis Topic Interest Group will be having their spring meeting on Friday, February 12th, 2021 and will also be having a summer meeting which is still TBA.

 

Advanced Regression Analysis

The first meeting of our Advanced Regression Analysis Topic Interest Group  will take place on November 13th, 2020. It includes a tutorial over “Design, Measurement, and Moderators” taught by Dr. Kevin Murphy (Colorado State University). A panel session with some of the leading experts in the field including:

              • Chelsea Song (Purdue University) – Cross Validation
              • Thomas Becker (University of South Florida Sarasota) – Data Transformations

The event also includes a “Ask the Expert” session and reception. The Advanced Regression Analysis Topic Interest Group will be having their spring meeting on Friday, April 21st, 2021 and will also be having a summer meeting which is still TBA.

For more information about Topic Interest Groups and registration instructions, visit our website https://carmattu.com/topic-interest-groups/.