CARMA, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, is an interdisciplinary consortium devoted to helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics. Our focus in research methods is relevant to the management and organizational sciences. CARMA is a nonprofit unit at the Texas Tech University. CARMA was established in 1997 by Dr. Larry J. Williams (former Chairperson of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management and Founding Editor of Organizational Research Methods). Over the years, CARMA has hosted consisting of lectures, workshops, and panel sessions. The online CARMA Webcast Lecture Program began in 2004 and features live lectures and their recordings that are available to Institutional Members in the CARMA Video Library (200+ recordings). Since its inception, over 300 universities globally have been a member one or more years.
History of CARMA Short Courses
In addition to the programs above, since 2001 CARMA has also offered Short Courses regularly for regions throughout the world. These Short Courses (typically 20 hrs.) are taught by Instructors that internationally recognized distinguished methodologists, many of whom are editors and editorial board members of leading research methods and management journals. Over the years, there have been nearly 2,000 faculty and students from universities throughout the world who have attended nearly150 CARMA Short Courses. 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, and Israel.
CARMA Live Online Short Courses
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in 2020 CARMA transitioned from offering in-person courses to offering Short Courses Live Online through our CARMA Virtual Global Classroom (https://carmattu.com/short-courses/). Our goal with the new online approach was to emulate as much as possible the in-person short course experience that we had used so successfully since 2001. Our online delivery of instruction is practical and economical for participants as it is COVID safe and allows them to avoiding travel to locations beyond their community.
In 2019-2020, there were Short Courses offered in times friendly to four global regions: Australia, North America, Asia, and Europe. These were sponsored by the University of South Australia, Wayne State University, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Padova University, and Tel Aviv University. We offered 20 quantitative courses including: Intro to SEM, Introduction to R and Data Analysis, Advanced Data Analysis with R, Questionnaire Design, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis with R, Web Scraping, Advanced SEM, and Multilevel Analysis . We also offered 11 qualitative courses including: Grounded Theory, Intro to Qualitative Methods/Ethnography, Mixed Methods, Video Methods, Advanced Qualitative Methods for Micro and Macro-Management Research, and Crafting High Quality Qualitative Research. In total, there were 502 of participants. For more information on these courses, including their distinguished Instructors, click here.
CARMA Instructors and Short Course Quality
Our Short Course Instructors have considerable research methods teaching experience and are well known for the high-quality instruction they provide.
For a listing of Short Course Instructors, current and past, click here. To view information from videos, including information on current and past Short Courses, can also be found on our YouTube Channel.
Our Short Course participants are extremely satisfied with the work of these instructors, as shown in the following summary of Short Course evaluations from 2020.