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What is CARMA?

CARMA, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, is an interdisciplinary consortium devoted to helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics. Our focus in research methods is relevant to the management and organizational sciences. CARMA is a non-profit unit at the Texas Tech University. CARMA was established in 1997 by Dr. Larry J. Williams (former Chairperson of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management and Founding Editor of Organizational Research Methods) and was located at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia from 1997-2009. From 2010-2014 CARMA was located at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Then, from 2014-2016 we were hosted at the University of North Dakota and from 2016-2019 we were hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

What are CARMA’s Goals?

  • To provide continuing education on research methods and data analysis (introductory to advanced level topics) for graduate students, faculty at various stages of their careers, and professionals
  • To serve as a resource for those who teach research methods and data analysis
  • To foster a sense of community among organizational scholars in research methods

What Has CARMA’s Impact Been So Far?

  • So far in 2014-2015, 169 universities worldwide have participated in CARMA member programs
  • More than 10,259 faculty and students from 57 countries are CARMA Website Users
  • More than 400 universities have participated in the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program since 2004
  • More than 35,000 individual viewings of CARMA’s 105 hour long Webcast lecture videos since the fall of 2004
  • More than 1,000 faculty and students from universities throughout the world have attended CARMA Short Courses since the summer of 2004
  • More than 120 CARMA Short Courses done since 2001
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