Since established in 1997, CARMA has cared about the people it serves and those who serve them. These people include graduate students taking statistics/research methods courses and conducting research for presentation/publication or for use towards program degree requirements. These people also include the instructors and faculty who teach their courses and supervise their research. Sadly, the current Coronavirus crisis has impacted these students and faculty in many ways, including restricting access to some of the resources used to meet educational needs as classes have been temporarily cancelled and/or moved to on-line delivery. In many instances, access to university facilities has also been limited, and conferences of professional associations have been cancelled or postponed.
In response, CARMA is pursuing new means through which it can contribute to helping these needs be met. Toward this end, we would like to announce our first effort, the CARMA Care Package. This Package allows free access until August 31, 2020, to our CARMA Video Library that is normally limited for members of our Institutional Membership Programs and the AOM Doctoral Student Development Program. The CARMA Video Library includes over 150 video/audio recordings made since 2004, including lectures and panel sessions, covering a wide variety of introductory and advanced quantitative/qualitative methods topics. Presenters included in these recordings include distinguished career award winners, journal editors and editorial board members, and leaders from several professional associations. A full list of the contents of the CARMA Video Library can be found here.
To obtain this free access to our CARMA Care Package, if they are not currently registered as a CARMA Website User, faculty and students must first register (NO FEE) as a CARMA Website User and obtain a password allowing access to their User Area. “https://carma.azurewebsites.net/account/register”
Once registered, in their User Area they can follow steps required to register for the CARMA Care Package.
- If you are new to CARMA sign-up as a CARMA Website User to establish your login email and password https://carma.azurewebsites.net/account/register
- Using this information log-in as a Website User, which will take you to your User Area https://carma.azurewebsites.net/account/login
- From the menus on the right, click Purchase Subscription (again, there is no fee)
- From the Package Menu, select CARMA Care Package
- Click Video Library in your User Area and you will see all the recordings
We hope this newly created free access will help graduate students and faculty as they navigate these difficult times while pursuing their education and research, which remain important even given the health, economic, and social challenges of now and the future. Please let us know if we can help in other ways, good luck in all you are involved with, take care and be safe.
Dr. Larry J. Williams, CARMA Director, on behalf of the entire CARMA Team