Topic Interest Groups

CARMA Topic Interest Groups

Beginning September 1, CARMA Institutional Premium and Basic membership will include a new benefit for participating faculty and students, the option to join one or more newly created Topic Interest Groups (TIG). Each TIG will meet three times a year and those registered may attend events for all groups. 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 new 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, 2021. 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 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.

The Topic Areas and Schedule (tentative) for 2020-2021 include:

Topic Interest Groups Fall Dates Spring Dates Summer Dates
Structural Equation Methods (SEM) Friday October 9, 2020 Friday January 29, 2021 Summer (TBA)
Multilevel Analysis Friday October 30, 2020 Friday February 12, 2021 Summer (TBA)
Qualitative Analysis TBA Friday March 26, 2021 Summer (TBA)
Advanced Regression Analysis Friday November 13, 2020 Friday April 21, 2021 Summer (TBA)
  • Topic Interest Groups – Structural Equation Methods (SEM) – Fri. October 9, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Tutorial: Testing Moderation with SEM – Dr. Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia
Panel Session:
Reliability with CFA – Dr. Jose Cortina, Virginia Commonwealth University
Longitudinal Analysis – Dr. Betty Zhou, University of Minnesota
SEM and Experimental Data – Dr. Heiko Breitsohl, University of Klagenfurt
Ask the Expert Session and Reception
  • Topic Interest Groups – Multilevel Analysis – Fri. October 30, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Tutorial: Measurement of Group Level Constructs – Dr. Paul Bliese, University of South Carolina
Panel Session:
Design Recommendations for Multilevel Analysis – Dr. Gilad Chen, University of Maryland
Calculating R-square  for Multilevel Models – Dr. Nikos Dimotakis, Oklahoma State University
Agreement/Reliability – Dr. James LeBreton, Penn State University
Ask the Expert Session and Reception
  • Topic Interest Groups – Advanced Regression Analysis – Fri. November 13, 12:00-1:30 pm ET
Tutorial: Design, Measurement, and Moderators – Dr. Kevin Murphy, Colorado State University
Panel Session:
Cross Validation – Dr. Chelsea Song, Purdue University
Data Transformations – Dr. Thomas Becker, University of South Florida Sarasota
Ask the Expert Session and Reception
Registration Instructions:
  • Login to your CARMA account.
  • Once you login, in the middle, you will see an option to “Purchase Subscription/Make Reservation”.
  • Select the appropriate TIG event and checkout.
  • You will receive an e-mail about the access information before the event day.