2021-2022 CARMA Institutional Membership Information


Membership Benefits/Price Breakdown

2021-2022 CARMA Institutional Membership Overview

2021-2022 CARMA Memberships provide research methods education for faculty and graduate students from management, organization studies, and other social science disciplines. CARMA Membership allows access to five new series of lectures and panel sessions, as well as unlimited on-demand access to the CARMA Video Library. Additional benefits include a 50% discount on registration fees for CARMA Short Courses/ Workshops and access to our Research Methods Education Program. Institutions from North America may only become Institutional Premium Members, while other institutions globally may become Institutional Premium Members or Institutional Basic Members. The content of the series available with these two memberships is the same, the only difference is that four of series are delivered live for Institutional Premium Members, while for Institutional Basic Members live access is not allowed. For both memberships, recordings of all events are available on-demand. For eith er type of membership, once an institution becomes a member, all five series are available to any faculty or student at that institution at no charge to them as individuals.

Important Features for Members

  • Individual live viewing for Premium Members (all faculty and students) using Zoom Webinar and Zoom Meeting
  • Improved access and search process for recordings and our Video Library
  • Expanded set of Topic Interest Group Series
  • New RMEP – PhD Prep Series
  • Revised RMEP with new digital badges
  • Expanded set of Live Online Short Courses for several global regions

CARMA 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. We are finalizing plans to allow individual live viewing for Premium Members (all faculty and students) using Zoom Webinar. For member institutions with access to the series, we will also continue to provide three access points for group viewing for each lecture. Prior to each lecture, background readings, references, and PowerPoint slides will be available on the CARMA website.

Live Access: Institutional Premium members only

Access to Recordings: Institutional Premium and Institutional Basic Members

Schedule: All dates are as follows below.

Presenters and Topics:

  • Dr. Herman Aguinis, George Washington University – Research Methods Reviews; October 1, 2021
  • Dr. Samantha Anderson, Arizona State University – Power Analysis with Regression Models; October 15, 2021
  • Dr. Timothy Pollock, The University of Tennessee – Writing about Methods and Results; October 29, 2021
  • Dr. Lillian Eby, University of Georgia – Funding at NIH: Topics, Processes, Research Methods; November 12, 2021
  • Dr. Janaki Gooty, University of North Carolina Charlotte – Multilevel and Meta-Analysis; December 3, 2022
  • Dr. Jose Cortina, Virginia Commonwealth University – Testing Interactions with Latent Variables; January 21, 2022
  • Dr. Elaine Hollensbe, University of Cinncinnatti – Rigor/Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research; February 4, 2022
  • Dr. John Busenbark, University of Notre Dame – Omitted Variable Bias; February 18, 2022
  • Dr. Zeki Simsek, Clemson University – A Framework for Literature Reviews; March 25, 2022
  • Dr. Mo Wang, University of Florida – Longitudinal Latent Analysis; April 8, 2022

CARMA Video Library


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 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. A full list of all recordings in the CARMA Video Library can be found here.

Access: Institutional Premium and Institutional Basic members

Schedule: All recordings are available on demand throughout the membership period.

CARMA Topic Interest Groups


CARMA Institutional Premium and Basic membership will include a benefit for participating faculty and students, the option to join one or more Topic Interest Group Series (TIG). Each TIG will meet five times a year. TIGs 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 benefit will be 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, 2022. CARMA TIG events will be hosted using the Zoom Meeting platform, with individual live access provided and recordings made available throughout the membership period.

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 review sessions,

(4) discussion of CARMA Video Library recordings, and

(5) opportunity to meet and interact with others sharing similar interests with our CARMA Networking Sessions.

The Topic Areas for 2021-2022 include: Structural Equation Methods (SEM), Multilevel Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Advanced Regression Analysis, Open Science and Replication Research, Big Data, and Languages, Packages & Tools

Access: Institutional Premium and Institutional Basic members
Schedule: TBA

CARMA PhD Prep Group


The CARMA PhD Prep Group for 2021-2022 is available only to students and faculty who are associated with organizations that are CARMA Institutional Premium or Basic Members. The PhD Prep Group will host a series of 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.

Live Access: Institutional Premium Members only
Access to Recordings: Institutional Premium and Institutional Basic Members
Schedule: August 27, September 17, TBA

CARMA Live Online Short Courses


Faculty and students from CARMA Institutional Member Schools receive a 50% discount on CARMA Short Courses. Each CARMA short course is typically a two or two and a half-day session 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. 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 2021-22, an expanded set of Live Online Short Courses will be offered.

Research Methods Education Program


The CARMA Research Methods Education Program is based on a series of four modules linked to existing programs and events. Progress through the modules will be supported by regular live online meetings of Topic Interest Groups linked to several categories from the Video Library. The total time requirement to complete the program is designed to be roughly equivalent to typical expectations for a three-course minor in a research university within the United States. Modules will be comprised of different types of CARMA events, including current and past webcast recordings and short courses. Each component of each module will include a reference list of widely available readings, learning objectives, and an on-line assessment experience. Upon satisfactory completion of each module requirement, participants will receive a CARMA Digital Badge (electronic certificate). Following the successful completion of all four Modules, they will be recognized as a Distinguished CARMA Research Methods Scholar on the CARMA website. CARMA will NOT provide academic credit, but faculty and administrators of graduate programs may decide to provide academic credit at their university once CARMA certifies successful completion of program requirements. It is up to the student’s university to decide if academic credit is warranted, and if so, how much, based on their university’s requirement. More information regarding what each module contains can be found on our website.

Access: Institutional Premium and Basic Members

Schedule: There is no time limit for completing the program, although there is a 1-year recommended track and a calendar outline for this track.

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