Research Methods Education Program

(RMEP) Overview


The CARMA Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) is established to bring recognition to faculty and students who participate in CARMA educational events.  Participation in the RMEP Program is free of charge and there is no time limit for completing the program. RMEP is based on a series of four modules. These modules are based on different types of CARMA events, including current and past webcast recordings and short courses. For the three modules that are based on webcast recordings, membership to a CARMA program giving access to the CARMA Video Library is required- RMEP membership itself does NOT create access to the Video Library. Each component of each module will include an on-line assessment experience. These modules may be completed in any order, and a digital badge will be awarded for each. See the badges below. In addition, those completing all four modules can receive a special CARMA Distinguished Scholar digital badge.

RMEP Registration

To complete CARMA’s RMEP Assessments and receive CARMA RMEP Digital Badges, participants must register for RMEP in their User Area. Registration for RMEP is free. Since completion of RMEP requirements requires access to the CARMA Video Library, RMEP participants must be a member of one of the following programs: (1) CARMA Institutional Premium Member, (2) CARMA Institutional Basic Member, (3) AOM-CARMA Doctoral Student Development Program. Participant membership in one of these programs will be verified before CARMA Digital Badges may be awarded.

To register for RMEP:

  1. If you are new to CARMA sign-up as a CARMA Website User to establish your login email and password
  2. Using this information log-in as a Website User, which will take you to your User Area
  3. From the menus on the right, click Purchase Subscription (again, there is no fee)
  4. From the Package Menu, select RMEP Research Methods Education Program
  5. Click Continue, which will take you to the RMEP Overview section of our website
  6. NOTE: If you registered for the original RMEP Program and have viewed any of its Module 1 videos and completed assessments, please contact us We will send you a form that will enable you to count those viewings towards the new Module 1 requirements.

Description of Modules

(1) Introductory Research Methods Module

This module consists of 24 record lectures (and assessments) selected so as to result in content roughly comparable to that covered in a graduate level introductory level research methods course that would be offered in organizational and social sciences. Examples of topics include inductive research, hypothesis testing, survey research and scale development, regression analysis, multi-level methods, ethnography, publishing qualitative research, and meta-analysis. These lectures include:

1. Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods, Dr. Micheal Hitt

2. Inductive Research Approaches, Dr. Paul Spector

3. Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests, Dr. Kevin Murphy

4. Non-Responses to Organizational Surveys, Dr. Steven Rogelberg

5. Practical Issues in Developing a Measure, Dr. Fred Oswald

6. The Promise and Perils of Wearable Sensors in Organizational Research, Dr. John Hollenbeck

7. Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research, Dr. James LeBreton

8. Developments and Resources for Relative Importance Analysis, Dr. Scott Tonidandel

9. Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression, Dr. Herman Aguinis

10. Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables, Dr. David Harrison

11. Mediation Analysis, Dr. David MacKinnon

12. Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Dr. David Hofmann

13. Multi-Level Organizational Research: Where We’ve Been, and Where are We Heading, Dr. Gilad Chen

14. Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research, Dr. John Hollenbeck

15. Lab vs Field OB: Do Findings Converge?, Dr. Jason A. Colquitt

16. Emerging Questions in Longitudinal Research, Dr. Robert Ployhart

17 . Cross Cultural Research Methods, Dr. Mark Peterson

18. Crafting Qualitative Organizational Research, Dr. Ann Cunliff (overview)

19. Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Organizational Research, Dr. Kevin G. Corley (Grounded Theory)

20. More Tales of the Field: Ethnography Then and Now, Dr.  John Van Maanen

21. Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research, Dr. Mike Pratt

22. Tips and Traps for Publishing Qualitative Research: An Editor’s Perspective, Dr. Tima Bansal

23. Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends, Dr. Robert Vandenberg

24. Total Recall: Should Meta-Analyses Have Expiration Dates, Dr. Hannah Rothstein

(2) Current Topics on Research Methods Module

This module consists of 8 recorded lectures (and assessments) from the 2019-2020 Webcast Series and new Webcast Lectures from 2020-2021.  These lectures include:

Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University – Null and Equivalence Hypothesis Testing

Dr. Paul Bliese, University of South Carolina – Panel Data

Dr. Justin DeSimone, University of Alabama – Dirty Data

Dr. Sang Eun Woo, Purdue University – Big Data Concepts

Dr. Fred Oswald, Rice University – Big Data Analysis

Dr. David Waldman, Arizona State University – Neuroscience Methods and Organizational Research

Dr. Le Zhou, University of Minnesota – Longitudinal SEM

Dr. Erik Heggestad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte – Adapting Scales

Dr. Gail Fairhurst, University of Cincinnati – Grounded Theory/Discourse Analysis

(3) Advanced Topics on Research Methods Module

For this module, RMEP participants may select 10 lectures (and assessments) beyond those selected for the Introductory Methods and Advanced Topics Modules, from one of seven areas including:

Data Analysis and Research Methods

Strategic Management

Correlation/Regression Analysis

Structural Equation Methods

Multi-level Analysis


Longitudinal Analysis

Qualitative Research Methods

For a complete listing of lectures in each of these areas click here.

(4) Short Courses on Research Methods Module

For this module, RMEP participants must attend and complete assessments for a total of 4 CARMA Short Courses. These courses are offered each year at several locations.  For a complete listing of upcoming Short Courses and their locations click here.

For information on the rationale for RMEP click here.

CARMA RMEP Digital Badges

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