Topic Interest Groups

CARMA Topic Interest Groups

CARMA Institutional Premium and Basic membership will include a benefit for participating faculty and students, the option to join one or more Topic Interest Group Series (TIG). Each TIG will meet five times a year. 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 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, 2022. CARMA TIG events will be hosted using the Zoom Meeting platform, with individual live access provided and recordings made available throughout the membership period. The upcoming 2021-2022 dates of the Topic Interest Group Series are October 15, November 12, February 4, and March 25.

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 review sessions,

(4) discussion of CARMA Video Library recordings, and

(5) opportunity to meet and interact with others sharing similar interests with our CARMA Networking Sessions.

The Topic Areas for 2021-2022 include:

Topic Interest Groups
Methods for Macro Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Open Science and Replication Research
Big Data
Structural Equation Methods (SEM)
Multilevel Analysis
Research Design and Measurement
Languages Packages and Tools

Planning Committee Members:

  • Dr. Andreas Schwab, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Rhonda Reger, University of Texas
  • Dr. George Banks, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Heiko Breitsohl, University of Klagenfurt
  • Dr. Paul Bliese, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. James LeBreton, Penn State University
  • Dr. Jeffrey Stanton, Syracuse University


  • February 4, 2022 (3:00-4:30 ET)
  • March 25, 2022 (3:00-4:30 ET)
  • April 22, 2022 (3:00-4:30 ET)
Registration Instructions:
  • No registration is needed.
  • Login to your CARMA account.
  • Once you login, in the middle, you will see a section “Active Meetings”.
  • You will see the access link one hour before the event in this section.

Session Details:

February 4, 2022 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET)

  • Methods for Macro Research
    • Topic: AI, ML, and Big Data for Macro Research
    • Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Schwab
    • Panelists: Dr. Jeremy Short, Dr. Yash Raj Shrestra, Dr. Bart Vannesta
  • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Topic: Rhetorical Analysis/Dictionary-based Approaches to Measure General Emotion (positive or negative) and Specific Emotions (fear)
    • Session Chair: Dr. Rhonda Reger
    • Panelists: Dr. Derek Harmon
  • Open Science and Replication Research
    • Session Chair: Dr. George Banks
    • Panelists: Dr. Lillian Eby, Dr. Steven Rogelberg
  • Structural Equation Models
    • Topic: Bifactor Models
    • Session Chair: Dr. Heiko Breitsohl
    • Panelists: Dr. Chris Nye, Dr. Matt McLarnon
  • Research, Design, and Measurement
    • Topic: Scale Development and Validation
    • Session Chair: Dr. Nathan Podsakoff
    • Panelists: Dr. Jose Cortina, Dr. Phil Podsakoff, Dr. Louis Tay
  • Languages, Packages and Tools
    • Topic: Data Visualization for Research with R and Python
    • Session Chair: Dr. Jeff Stanton
    • Panelists: Dr. Jeffrey Hemsley, Dr. Jason Kiley, Dr. Yisi Sang

March 25, 2022 (3:00-4:30 ET) – Session Details: TBA

April 22, 2022 (3:00-4:30 ET) – Session Details: TBA