Welcome to
CARMA’s Doctoral Student Development Program

About Doctoral Student Development Program (DSDP)

The popular and well-regarded CARMA videos are now available to student members of the Academy of Management through the new Doctoral Student Development Program (DSDP). Student members now have online access to the comprehensive video library of the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA). CARMA lecturers include Distinguished Career Award Winners from the AOM’s Research Methods division, journal editors, editorial board members, and recognized experts in their fields who understand how these methods are applied in organizational settings. The program is relevant to students in their roles as doctoral students, research assistants, research project leaders or manuscript authors and editors and is a valuable source of research methods information and support.

Program Benefits

  • CARMA Video Library Access 

Archived versions of all Live Webcast Lectures and other key events since 2004 are available within the CARMA Video Library. The Video Library currently contains over 180 recorded lectures from internationally recognized scholars on a variety of research methods (including qualitative and quantitative). We have improved the access and search process for the recordings and our Video Library which will result in a better viewing experience. All faculty and students from DSDP will have on-demand individual access to all of these recorded lectures at any time from any location. These lectures and related materials can serve as a resource for authors, reviewers, and editors seeking guidance on basic and advanced research methods design and analysis questions. They also can be used as a teaching resource, adding variety to the in-class experience with group viewing and/or as assigned for individual access outside of class, thus enriching the learning experience. Instructors find our videos valuable as they provide insight into current issues in research methods and give students an opportunity to hear from experts in the field of research methods. The recordings enhance knowledge and application of research methods and by providing a basis of discussion and debate.

  • CARMA Live Events Access (Webcast Lectures, Topic Interest Groups)

The CARMA Webcast Lecture Series was established in 2004 to provide university faculty, graduate students, and other researchers with advanced training in research methods and data analysis. This annual series consists of ten live webcast lectures presented by nationally recognized methodologists. These lectures are developed at an introductory and advanced doctoral student level and will typically include an introduction to the topic as well as a consideration of current technical issues. Emphasis is placed on the application of the research method technique. Our current structure allows individual live viewing for CARMA Affiliate Program Members using Zoom Webinar. Prior to each lecture, background readings, references, and PowerPoint slides will be available on the CARMA website. For a schedule of upcoming Webcast Lectures, please click the “Upcoming Live Webcasts” link below.

Topic Interest Groups (TIG) are established to meet student and faculty researchers’ needs not currently met by CARMA’s Webcast Lecture Series and CARMA Live Online Short Courses. CARMA TIG events will be hosted using the Zoom Meeting platform, with individual live access provided.

CARMA TIGs supplement other CARMA programs by providing:

1) instruction on specialized research methods topics via Tutorials,
2) access to guidance from noted methodologists through Ask the Experts Panels,
3) discussion of current research methods articles via ORM (Organizational Research Methods) Review sessions,
4) discussion of CARMA Video Library recordings with Webcast Reviews, and
5) opportunity to meet and interact with others sharing similar interests with our CARMA Networking Sessions.

For a schedule of upcoming Topic Interest Group meetings, please click the “Upcoming Topic Interest Groups” link below.

  • CARMA Live Online Short Courses (affiliate members receive 25% discount)

Beginning in summer 2020, CARMA Short Courses are offered live and on-line through the CARMA Virtual Global Classroom using Zoom. A total of 36 courses were offered targeting global regional areas of North America, Australia, South America, Europe, and Asia. For 2020-21, an expanded set of Live Online Short Courses will be offered.

Each CARMA short course is typically 20 hours long based on a research method or data analysis topic. CARMA Short Courses place an emphasis on hands-on experience and on the application of the methodology aimed at skills development through equal amount of lecture and lab-time. Instructors are leading methodological scholars recognized within the organizational studies and management areas as experts on their topics. Several are current or past editors of leading organizational journals. A list of CARMA Short Courses includes introductory and advanced training on quantitative and qualitative topics, including content that might not be readily available at your institution. In addition, our short courses provide students and faculty with the opportunity to network with leading scholars and other students/faculty in their areas of interest. More than 1,200 faculty and students from universities throughout the world have attended CARMA Short Courses since the summer of 2004. Past locations of these courses include Virginia and Michigan in the United States, as well as Canada, Peru, Brazil, Australia, India, The Netherlands, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, and China. For a schedule of upcoming Live Online Short Courses, please click the “Upcoming Short Courses” link below.

Registration Instructions

  • Login to your CARMA account.
  • Once you login, in the middle, you will see an option to “Register for Special Collections”.
  • Select the appropriate collection AOM Doctoral Student Development Program 2021-22″.
  • Type the discount code which is shared via email by AOM and Checkout.
  • Go to your User Area and click “Doctoral Student Development Program”.

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