Welcome to CARMA’s
PhD Project
Affiliate Program

About CARMA Affiliate Programs

CARMA Affiliate Programs are a set of free programs offered in partnership with professional associations and groups from fields of management. Their focus is educating faculty and graduate students on discipline appropriate research methods. These programs allow access to resources already developed by CARMA, as well as new events developed for and in partnership with CARMA Affiliates. Our affiliate programs last from the date of purchase until August 31st, 2021.

About The PhD Project

The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, their expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.

Program Benefits

  • CARMA Video Library Access – Available only until August 31st, 2022

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 190 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 member universities 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, PhD Prep Series, Topic Interest Groups) – Available only until August 31st, 2022

Webcast Lecture Series

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.

RMEP-PhD Prep Series

The CARMA RMEP-PhD Prep Series 2021-2022 is available only to students and faculty who are associated with organizations that are CARMA Institutional Premium or Basic Members. The RMEP-PhD Prep Series consists of seven live online events that focus on developing research methods knowledge and skills needed for success as a doctoral student and faculty member. Different sessions will focus on topics related to specific needs of early, middle, and late-stage doctoral students.

Examples may include learning the basics of different research methods and data analysis techniques, preparing for comprehensive exams, and developing the research methods section of a dissertation proposal. Others may relate to submitting conference papers and articles to academic journals, editorial review of articles, and job search and career management.

The sessions will also give students from different participating schools the opportunity to network with peers from other schools, and should supplement activities occurring within participants doctoral programs.

Topic Interest Groups

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-PhD Project Affiliate Program Live Events and Recordings

In addition to the existing program benefits described above, CARMA will collaborate with Affiliates to develop events (live and recorded) featuring topics specific to methods they use. For the CARMA-PhD Project Affiliate Program, these events are being planned by the CARMA-PhD Project Affiliate Program Planning Committee and they are anticipated to begin in early April. Types of events will include lectures, panel sessions, and half-day workshops. Presenters will include members of the PhD Project community as well as existing CARMA contributors.  More information on these events, including a schedule, will be available by March 1. Please contact the CARMA-PhD Project Affiliate Program Planning Committee or CARMA for event suggestions or other ideas that may enhance the program.

  • CARMA Live Online Short Courses (affiliate members receive 50% discount)

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 “CARMA-PhD Project Affiliate Program”.
  • Type the discount code which is shared via email by PhD Project and Checkout
  • Go to your User Area and click “CARMA-PhD Project Affiliate Program”.

Useful Links

PhD Project Website
Management Faculty of Color Association