The second Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) webcast lectures for the 2017-18 year take place October 20 with a pair of talks. Dr. Donald Bergh, Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and professor of management from the University of Denver, and Dr. Richard Landers, associate professor of psychology from Old Dominion University, bring their expertise to the over 80 member institutions of CARMA.
Bergh kicks off the webcast at 11 a.m. CT to discuss “Establishing the Credibility of Management Research.” The presentation examines threats facing the credibility of management research, presents evidence on the replicability of management studies and considers recommendations for how the integrity of research findings might be protected going forward.
At 12:15 p.m. CT, Landers gives his talk, “Creating Datasets with Social Media.” He discusses the breadth of publicly available behavioral data from social media, citing two major challenges to collecting such data and analyzing it meaningfully. Concerns include external validity issues and addressing the technical skills needed to actually collect such data. To address both of these concerns, he first describes data source theories, a formal theoretical approach to understanding generalizability from big data-based samples. Then, Landers demonstrates how to create a simple dataset within this approach from Facebook with very little programming required – less than five lines of easy-to-read code in R.
The webcast lectures are open to all from the Nebraska campus community to attend in Howard L. Hawks Hall CoB 010 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. It is recommended for audience members to arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the program.
To learn more about CARMA and view the entire list of 10 webcasts scheduled for the 2017-18 year visit: http://business.unl.edu/outreach/carma/webcast-programs/