Welcome to CARMA’s
Southern Management Association (SMA)
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 Southern Management Association

The Southern Management Association (SMA) is a domestic affiliate of the Academy of Management. Its primary mission is to advance the research, teaching, learning, and practice of management. SMA membership consists of over 1,000 management professors, doctoral students, and professionals representing more than 200 colleges, universities, and business firms in 43 states and several foreign countries.

Program Benefits

  • RMEP Module 1  

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. In addition, those completing all four modules can receive a special CARMA Distinguished Scholar digital badge.

Module 1 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:

Title Presenter(s) Date
Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods Dr. Michael Hitt Spring 2012
Inductive Research Approaches Dr. Paul Spector Fall 2015
Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests Dr. Kevin Murphy Spring 2006
Non-Responses to Organizational Surveys Dr. Steven Rogelberg Fall 2006

Title Presenter(s) Date
Practical Issues in Developing a Measure Dr. Fred Oswald Fall 2011
The Promise and Perils of Wearable Sensors in Organizational Research Dr. John Hollenbeck Spring 2015
Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research Dr. James LeBreton Spring 2005
Developments and Resources for Relative Importance Analysis Dr. Scott Tonidandel Fall 2013
Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression Dr. Herman Aguinis Fall 2004
Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables Dr. David Harrison Fall 2006
Mediation Analysis Dr. David MacKinnon Fall 2009
Hierarchical Linear Modeling Dr. David Hofmann Spring 2005
Multi-Level Organizational Research: Where We’ve Been, and Where are We Heading Dr. Gilad Chen Fall 2013
Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research Dr. John Hollenbeck Spring 2006
Lab vs Field OB: Do Findings Converge? Dr. Jason A. Colquitt Fall 2014
Emerging Questions in Longitudinal Research Dr. Robert Ployhart Spring 2014
Cross Cultural Research Methods Dr. Mark Peterson Spring 2011
Crafting Qualitative Organizational Research Dr. Ann Cunliff Fall 2012
Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Organizational Research Dr. Kevin G. Corley Fall 2013
More Tales of the Field: Ethnography Then and Now Dr.  John Van Maanen Spring 2012
Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research Dr. Mike Pratt Spring 2008
Tips and Traps for Publishing Qualitative Research: An Editor’s Perspective Dr. Tima Bansal Spring 2013
Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legend Dr. Robert Vandenberg Spring 2013
Total Recall: Should Meta-Analyses Have Expiration Dates Dr. Hannah Rothstein Spring 2014

  • CARMA Live Events Access (Webcast Lectures, Topic Interest Groups)

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.

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-SMA Affiliate Program Collection (set of recordings of CARMA Webcast Lectures selected by SMA)

In addition to the introductory RMEP Module 1 recordings described above, the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program will also allow access to a special collection of 8-10 other recorded lectures from the CARMA Video Library. These Collection recordings will be chosen and made available on a rotating schedule as determined by the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program Planning Committee. Topics and presenters selected for the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program Collection will emphasize research methods relevant to the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program community. Please contact the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program Planning Committee or CARMA for suggestions of existing CARMA recordings to be included in the program.

  • CARMA-SMA 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-SMA Affiliate Program, these events are being planned by the CARMA-SMA 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 SMA 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-SMA 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 25% discount)

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 2020-21, an expanded set of Live Online Short Courses will be offered.

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

Useful Links

SIGN-UP AS A WEBSITE USER
LOGIN AS A WEBSITE USER
LEARN MORE ABOUT RMEP
UPCOMING SHORT COURSES
UPCOMING LIVE WEBCASTS
UPCOMING TOPIC INTEREST GROUPS
SUGGESTIONS/FEEDBACK
SMA WEBSITE