Research Methods Education Program

(RMEP) Overview

Overview

The CARMA Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) is established to bring recognition to faculty and students who participate in CARMA educational events. For 2021-2022, RMEP consists of two components. The first component is the RMEP-PhD Prep Series, and the second is the RMEP-Digital Badge Series. There is no separate registration fee for RMEP or these two series. However, to participate in these series, membership in a CARMA program and completion of assessments may be required. For those registered for RMEP, a record of participation and achievements will be available in their CARMA User Area. More details on the two series is provided below, along with registration information and examples of CARMA Digital Badges that may be earned.

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. Sessions will NOT be recorded, to allow for a comfortable learning environment.

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. The upcoming 2021-2022 dates of the PhD Prep Series are August 27, September 17, October 29, December 3, January 21, April 8, and April 22 from 1:30PM-3:00PM ET.

RMEP – Digital Badge Series

The CARMA RMEP- Digital Badge Series is based on a series of five modules (Modules 0 – 4, described below). These modules are based on different types of CARMA events, including current and past webcast lectures and their recordings, as well as CARMA short courses. For the four modules that are based on webcast recordings, membership in a CARMA program (e.g. Institutional Premium, Institutional Basic) giving access to the CARMA Video Library is required- RMEP membership itself does NOT enable access to the Video Library. Each component of each module includes 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 in three of the advanced modules can receive a special CARMA Distinguished Scholar digital badge.

Module 0: Preview of Research Methods

This module consists of 10 record lectures (and assessments) selected to introduce doctoral students to issues related to design, measurement, analysis, and reporting of  quantitative and qualitative research on organizational topics. These lectures include:

  1. Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods, Dr. Micheal Hitt
  2. Inductive Research Approaches, Dr. Paul Spector
  3. Practical Issues in Developing a Measure, Dr. Fred Oswald
  4. Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research, Dr. John Hollenbeck
  5. Lab vs Field OB: Do Findings Converge?, Dr. Jason A. Colquitt
  6. Relative Importance of Predictors with Regression Models, Dr. James LeBreton
  7. Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests, Dr. Kevin Murphy
  8. Total Recall: Should Meta-Analyses Have Expiration Dates, Dr. Hannah Rothstein
  9. Multi-Level Organizational Research: Where We’ve Been, and Where are We Heading, Dr. Gilad Chen
  10. Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Organizational Research, Dr. Kevin G. Corley (Grounded Theory)

Module 1: Basics of Research Methods

This module consists of 15 record lectures (and assessments) covering additional topics typical of graduate level introductory level research methods course that would be offered in organizational and social sciences. Examples of topics include survey and non-survey measurement, analysis with linear regression models, cross-cultural and qualitative research. These lectures include:

                  1. Non-Responses to Organizational Surveys, Dr. Steven Rogelberg
                  2. The Promise and Perils of Wearable Sensors in Organizational Research, Dr. John Hollenbeck
                  3. Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research, Dr. James LeBreton
                  4. Developments and Resources for Relative Importance Analysis, Dr. Scott Tonidandel
                  5. Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression, Dr. Herman Aguinis
                  6. Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables, Dr. David Harrison
                  7. Mediation Analysis, Dr. David MacKinnon
                  8. Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Dr. David Hofmann
                  9. Emerging Questions in Longitudinal Research, Dr. Robert Ployhart
                  10. Cross Cultural Research Methods, Dr. Mark Peterson
                  11. Crafting Qualitative Organizational Research, Dr. Ann Cunliff (overview)
                  12. More Tales of the Field: Ethnography Then and Now, Dr. John Van Maanen
                  13. Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research, Dr. Mike Pratt
                  14. Tips and Traps for Publishing Qualitative Research: An Editor’s Perspective, Dr. Tima Bansal
                  15. Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends, Dr. Robert Vandenberg

Module 2: 2021-2022 Current Topics on Research Methods

This module consists of 10 recorded lectures (and assessments) from the 2021-2022 Webcast Lecture Series. These lectures include:

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

Module 3: Advanced Topics on Research Methods

For this module, RMEP participants may select 10 lectures (and assessments) beyond those selected for Modules 0-2 from one of eight areas including:

                  1. Data Analysis and Research Methods
                  2. Strategic Management
                  3. Correlation & Regression
                  4. Structural Equation Methods
                  5. Multilevel Analysis
                  6. Measurement- Individuals/Groups
                  7. Longitudinal Analysis
                  8. Qualitative Methods

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

Module 4: Short Courses on Research Methods

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.

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 a CARMA program that allows access to videos required of the desired digital badge. For 2021-2022, Module 0 and 1 videos are available to Affiliate Program members.  CARMA Institutional Premium and Basic Members, as well as AOM-CARMA Doctoral Student Development Program Member have access to all videos from Modules 0-4. Participant membership in one of these programs will be verified before CARMA Digital Badges may be awarded.

Current doctoral students/faculty from member schools:

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 https://carma.azurewebsites.net/account/register
  2. Using this information log-in as a Website User, which will take you to your User Area https://carma.azurewebsites.net/account/login
  3. From the menus in the middle, click “Register for Special Collections” (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 carma@ttu.edu. We will send you a form that will enable you to count those viewings towards the new Module 1 requirements.

Incoming doctoral students/faculty from member schools:

As noted above, registration as a CARMA Website User is required to access the CARMA User Area, where registration for RMEP and access to the CARMA Video Library occurs. Registration as a CARMA Website User requires a university-based email address (one with .edu as the domain) that may not be initially available to incoming doctoral students/faculty changing institutions. For these individuals, we have created a temporary registration that does not require a university-based email so they can have access to RMEP Modules 0 and 1 assessments and CARMA Video Library recordings prior to receiving their university email address. Once their university email address is available, they register as a CARMA Website User and access Assessments and recordings in their User Area.

Temporary registration for RMEP:

  1. Click here and fill the required information.
  2. You will receive an email including link and password of the Module 0-1 page.
  3. Type the password and complete the assessments.
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