Program Information

Instructor teaching students in computer classroom

Program Information

Consortium Webcast Program (CWP)

What is the Consortium Webcast Program?

The CARMA Consortium Webcast Program is an annual program established to provide university faculty, graduate students, and other researchers with advanced training in research methods and data analysis.

Speakers and Topics for 2016-2017

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Membership includes three access points to ten live webcast lectures and free unlimited individual access to 104 recordings of past lectures in the CARMA video library.
  • CARMA users from 2016-2017 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program member organizations will receive a 50% discount for 2016 and 2017 CARMA Short Courses.
  • Membership includes free access to CARMA’s Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) for any students or faculty members. RMEP includes an online classroom with multiple lessons, modules, and assessments all aimed at educating users in advanced research method techniques.

Current Member Organizations

What are the membership details?

  • The price of membership is $975.00. Please note that membership in this program is at the university level, and different academic units at your university can share the cost of membership.
  • Access to the CARMA Video Library begins at the time of registration and ends on September 1st, 2016. Membership will be renewed annually.
  • The membership fee is refundable at any time during the year if a participating university is not satisfied with the program (prorated fee applies).

How to Purchase a Membership

Want more information? Read below for specifics

Live Webcast Lectures

For an organization that is a member of the 2016-2017 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program, all faculty and students are eligible to view, as a group, a series 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. Prior to each lecture, background readings, references, and powerpoint slides for the presentation will be available on the CARMA website.

Multiple Live Viewing Locations

Each participating university will be allowed up to three access points for each live webcast, once membership arrangements are finalized. There is no limit as to how many faculty and/or students may view the webcast from each of the three potential viewing rooms. Faculty and students from different academic units on campus (e.g. business and psychology) are free to attend the webcast presentation in any of the three potential viewing rooms.

Recordings in the Video Library

Recorded versions of the 2016-2017 lectures will be posted in the CARMA Video Library within a few days after each lecture is given. The video library currently contains 104 recorded lectures. Visit our User Webpage and see the current video library content.

All faculty and students from member universities will have individual access to these recorded lectures at any time from any machine, as long as they are registered CARMA Website Users. Sign-up to be a Website User.

Short Course Discount

Registered CARMA website users from 2016-2017 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program member organizations will receive a 50% discount for 2016 and 2017 CARMA Short Courses.

Becoming a CARMA Consortium Webcast Program Member

First-Time Organizations:

  1. The process through which a university becomes a 2016-2017 CARMA CWP member begins with an administrator, faculty, or staff person making an account and becoming a CARMA Website User and consequently being identified as a Primary Contact.
  2. The first person to register a new organization will automatically be the Primary Contact for the organization, so in order to appoint additional contacts, this Primary Contact will need to email CARMA and request that the additional users have their status changed to "Point of Contact" (an organization can have up to 3 points of contact total).
  3. Only people that are registered CARMA Website Users AND have been appointed Points of Contact can access the Webcast Program registration process.
    Register as a website user.
  4. After registering the account, in the "User Area" of the website there is a link to "Purchase Subscription".
  5. After clicking on that link, they will be brought to a page where they can select the 2016-2017 Webcast Program from a drop-down menu, and select "continue" to pay for the program.
    • A. Note: The online payment process will accept credit card and eCheck. We accept only one payment in full from an organization, and while we do encourage cost-sharing between units, we expect that these arrangements will be made locally.
  6. The Primary Contact will complete the registration process, and initiate access to live viewing for their unit. Each contact will be able to initiate an access point for viewing the live webcast and arrange viewing rooms. These three contacts can be from different academic units at your university, but this is not necessary.

How To Renew Your Organization's Membership

  1. In order to purchase the CWP, you must first be designated as a primary contact. You can see who the primary contacts are at your organization by logging into your CARMA account and in the "User Area" expand the section entitled "Your Organization's Contacts".
  2. If you are not a primary contact and wish to be, email us at carma@unl.edu and request primary contact status.
  3. Once you are a primary contact, log into your CARMA account.
  4. Once logged in, you are automatically brought to our "User Area".
  5. On the right side, select "Purchase Subscription".
  6. Select the appropriate package from the drop-down menu and select continue to proceed to payment.

International Video Library Program (IVL)

What is the International Video Library Program?

The 2016-2017 CARMA International Video Library Program is exclusively for international universities -- if your university is located within the United States or Canada, please visit our CARMA Consortium Webcast Program. The program is a paid university-wide level membership to our extensive Video Library that contains over 100 one-hour video lectures. Ten additional recorded lectures will be added over the course of the academic year (2016-2017).

2016-2017 Speakers & Topics

What is in the Video Library?

Our Video Library features videos from internationally recognized scholars on a variety of research methods (including qualitative and quantitative) and can be used to give students exposure and experience into different areas of research methods. We add variety to the class and variation in teaching by enriching the learning experience. Through visual media, the CARMA International Video Library Program is an excellent learning resource available to international member organizations.

CARMA Video Library Full Content

What is the value of the International Video Library Program?

In the classroom, the CARMA Video Library is an important learning tool as many of our past and current member universities’ instructors use our videos to enhance their teaching syllabus. Instructors also find our videos exceptionally valuable as they provide insight into current issues in research methods and give students an opportunity to hear from experts in the field of research methods. The CARMA Video Library works by enhancing knowledge and application of research methods and by providing a basis of discussion and debate.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • As a member organization, an unlimited number of faculty and students from your university have unlimited access to our Video Library at no additional cost to the individual.
  • The videos can be watched as a group or individually, as many times as you like.
  • CARMA users from 2015-2016 CARMA International Video Library Program member organizations will receive a 50% discount for 2015 and 2016 CARMA Short Courses.
  • Membership includes free access to CARMA’s Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) for any students or faculty members. RMEP includes an online classroom with multiple lessons, modules, and assessments all aimed at educating users in advanced research method techniques.

Current International Member Organizations

What are the membership details?

  • The cost of membership is $600. Please note that membership in this program is at the university level, and different academic units at your university can share the cost of membership.
  • Access to the video library begins with your university's registration and ends September 1st, 2016.
  • The membership fee is refundable at any time during the year if a participating university is not satisfied with the program (prorated fee applies).

How to Purchase a Membership

Want more information? Read below for specifics

Accessing Video Library, Background Readings, and PowerPoint Slides

The Video Library may be accessed by individual faculty and students from 2015-2016 CARMA International Video Library Program member organizations as long as they are registered CARMA Website Users. Learn how to access the video library (CARMA International Video Library Program members only).

The PowerPoint slides associated with each video can be downloaded within the Video Library once an individual is logged into their CARMA account.

Recordings in the Video Library

Recorded versions of the 2015-2016 lectures will be posted in the CARMA Video Library within a few days after each lecture is given. The video library currently contains 104 recorded lectures. Visit our User Webpage and see the current video library content.

All faculty and students from member universities will have individual access to these recorded lectures at any time from any machine, as long as they are registered CARMA Website Users. Sign-up to be a Website User.

Video Library Sample Lectures (seven one hour lectures)

We encourage you to observe first-hand the quality of our videos and their content by viewing one or more of our freely available full-length sample videos. This will also help you address any technology concerns you may have. To view our free full-length sample videos, you must be a registered CARMA Website User. Becoming a CARMA Website User is free and simple. Visit the CARMA Website User to become member and access our free videos.

Short Course Discount

Registered CARMA website users from 2015-2016 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program member organizations will receive a 50% discount for 2015 and 2016 CARMA Short Courses.

Becoming a CARMA International Video Library Program Member

How to Register for First Time Users:

  1. To register your university for membership, you must be a registered CARMA Website User. Create an account and become a CARMA Website User today.
  2. Only primary contacts have the ability to purchase the IVL package. If you are the first person to make an account under your organization, you will automatically be designated the primary contact. If you are not the first person to make an account under your organization, you can see who the primary contacts are at your organization by logging into your CARMA account and in the "User Area" expand the section entitled "Your Organization's Contacts".
  3. If you are not a primary contact and wish to be, email us at carma@unl.edu and request to be made a primary contact.
  4. Once you are a primary contact, log into your CARMA account.
  5. On the right side, select "Purchase Subscription".
  6. Select the appropriate package from the drop-down menu and select continue to proceed to payment.

How To Renew Your Organization's Membership:

  1. In order to purchase the IVL Program, you must first be designated as a primary contact. You can see who the primary contacts are at your organization by logging into your CARMA account and in the "User Area" expand the section entitled "Your Organization's Contacts".
  2. If you are not a primary contact and wish to be, email us at carma@unl.edu and request primary contact status.
  3. Once you are a primary contact, log into your CARMA account.
  4. Once logged in, you are automatically brought to our "User Area".
  5. On the right side, select "Purchase Subscription".
  6. Select the appropriate package from the drop-down menu and select continue to proceed to payment.

CARMA Short Courses

Upcoming Short Courses

Each CARMA short course is typically a two or two and a half day session 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. Our list of short courses include introductory and advanced training on topics 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 Brazil, Australia, India, The Netherlands, Israel, and China.

CARMA Short Course Evaluations

Past Participants had this to say about the CARMA Short Course program:

  • "Expert instructors, lively instruction, good balance between presentation and application."
  • "The instructors did a great job explaining (1) conceptual issues (2) statistical content; (3) actually working with the program package."
  • "Instructors were really awesome, the program as a whole was very organized and on schedule"
  • "The instructor was terrific! The venue was excellent."
  • "I really thought the course was outstanding in all regards! Very helpful to my own research/publication efforts."
  • "Excellent instructor! Extremely knowledgeable. We were able to actually practice/apply the theory to an article. Great experience!"
  • "Superb program – great contribution to academic community around the country."
  • "Everything was wonderful – thank you so much for creating a format through which the knowledge could be so easily and cleanly passed on."
  • "Absolutely awesome! Well worth the time and money!"
  • "This is an excellent program that I will recommend to my colleagues. I really appreciated the hospitality, the quality of lectures/materials, and the friendliness and accessibility of the instructors. Thank you very much – I learned a lot."

Research Methods Education Program

Welcome

We are happy to announce the launch of our Research Methods Education Program (RMEP)! This program is free to any student or faculty member at a member organization. See if your organization is a 2015-2016 member. If you are interested in registering, log in to your CARMA account and and in your User Area, select RMEP "Learn More".

Background

Graduate programs in organizational and social science disciplines face the challenge of providing training on research methods and statistics. Contributing to this challenge are advances in techniques and practices that need to be incorporated into the classroom, students that have a wide range of interests and needs, and that instructors with relevant expertise may not always be available. This challenge may be particularly problematic in international contexts, where students and faculty face strong pressures to increase the quality of their research and publication outlets so as to better compete globally, but where in many cases there is an absence of supporting coursework and curriculum on research methods and statistics.

Since 1997 CARMA has responded to this challenge by providing non-credit programs and events on research methods and statistics topics, including internet-based lecture series (Consortium Webcast Program, CWP, and International Video Library Program, IVL) and in-person short courses and workshops. Several thousand graduate students and faculty from several hundred universities world-wide have participated in and benefitted from these programs and events. However, an important unmet need exists within this environment. Specifically, a mechanism or process is needed through which CARMA participants receive assessment on their learning and recognition for their achievement. For graduate students such assessment and recognition may allow them to link their participation in CARMA programs and events with academic credit and/or curriculum requirements at their own institution. For faculty it can result in CARMA events being listed as advanced training in research methods and included as continuing education on their curriculum vita.

The CARMA Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) is designed to provide such assessment and recognition. Program requirements are based, in part, on lectures that are offered as part of CARMA’s Consortium Webcast Program and its International Video Library Program. As such, only faculty and students from schools who are registered as members of either of these two programs are eligible to participate in the RMEP Program.

Overview

The CARMA Research Methods Education Program is based on a series of four modules linked to existing programs and events. The total time requirement to complete the program is designed to be roughly equivalent to typical expectations for a three-course minor in a research university within the United States. Participation in the RMEP Program is free of charge for those affiliated with member organizations and there is no time limit for completing the program, although there is a 1-year recommended track and a calendar outline for this track. Modules will be comprised of different types of CARMA events, including current and past webcast recordings and short courses. Each component of each module will include a reference list of widely available readings, learning objectives, and an on-line assessment experience. Upon satisfactory completion of each module requirement, participants will receive a CARMA Digital Badge (electronic certificate). After the successful completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 they will be recognized as a CARMA Research Methods Scholar on the CARMA website. Following the successful completion of all 4 Modules, they will be recognized as a Distinguished CARMA Research Methods Scholar on the CARMA website. All participating students and faculty must have a RMEP Sponsor from their university. The Sponsor must confirm the participant is an enrolled student or faculty in good standing at their university, and must meet with the participant at the beginning of their RMEP training to assure understanding of CARMA’s Assessment Code of Ethics. CARMA will NOT provide academic credit from the University of North Dakota, but faculty and administrators of graduate programs may decide to provide academic credit at their university once CARMA certifies successful completion of program requirements. It is up to the student’s university to decide if academic credit is warranted, and if so how much, based on their university’s requirement.

Modules

RMEP Module 1, Introductory Lectures on Research Methods, is based on 16 webcast lectures from past offerings of the CWP and IVL. These one-hour lectures are 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. Topics include those related to measurement, design, quantitative, and qualitative analysis. Participants must complete assessment requirements (e.g. on-line multiple choice tests) for all 16 videos to meet the requirement of Module 1. The 16 videos have been selected from the CARMA Video Library based on their match to topics covered in a typical introductory doctoral-level research methods course from a U.S. organizational studies doctoral program. RMEP Module 1 videos include:

Lesson 1: “Non-Responses to Organizational Surveys”, Dr. Steven Rogelberg

Lesson 2: “Practical Issues in Developing a Measure, Dr. Fred Oswald

Lesson 3: “Current Issues in Individual, Group, and Organizational Level Measurement: Strategic Management”, Dr. Brian Boyd

Lesson 4: “Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research”, Dr. James M. LeBreton

Lesson 5: “Developments and Resources for Relative Importance Analysis”, Dr. Scott Tonidandel

Lesson 6: “Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression”, Dr. Herman Aguinis

Lesson 7: “A Simple Test of Moderated Mediation”, Dr. Andrew Hayes

Lesson 8: “Regression Models for Limited Range Dependent Variables”, Dr. David Harrison

Lesson 9: “Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research”, Dr. John Hollenbeck

Lesson 10: “Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research”, Dr. Michael Pratt

Lesson 11: “Power Analysis for Traditional and Modern Hypothesis Tests”, Dr. Kevin Murphy

Lesson 12: “Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends”, Dr. Robert Vandenberg

Lesson 13: "Hierarchical Linear Modeling", Dr. David A. Hofmann

Lesson 14: “Multi-Level Organizational Research: Where We've Been, and Where are We Heading”, Dr. Gilad Chen

Lesson 15: “Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods”, Dr. Michael Hitt

Lesson 16: “Total Recall: Should Meta-Analyses Have Expiration Dates”, Dr. Hannah Rothstein

RMEP Module 2, Current Topics in Research Methods, is based on the 10 new webcast lectures offered from September 2015 until May 2016 as part of the 2015-2016 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program/ CARMA International Video Library Program. RMEP participants may begin work on this module before completion of the Module 1 requirements. Participants must view and complete assessments for seven of the 10 webcast lectures and are free to choose the seven that best match their interests and needs from the following set:

Lesson 1: “Latent Change Analysis”, Dr. Robert Vandenberg

Lesson 2: “Content Analysis”, Dr. Mike Pfarrer

Lesson 3: “PLS Analysis”, Dr. Ed Rigdon

Lesson 4: “Statistical Analysis With Big Data”, Dr. Fred Oswald

Lesson 5: “Inductive Research Approaches”, Dr. Paul Spector

Lesson 6: “Special Topics With Moderators”, Dr. Ernest O’Boyle

Lesson 7: “Video Ethnography”, Dr. Curtis LeBaron

Lesson 8: “Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis”, Dr. Peer Fiss

Lesson 9: “Advanced Methods Issues”, Dr. Zhen Zhang

Lesson 10: “Generalized Linear Mixed Models”, Dr. Leona Aiken

RMEP Module 3, Advanced Lectures on Research Methods, is designed to allow for advanced training on a statistical or methodological topic. Participants must choose one of six tracks as their specialty area, including (a) structural equation methods, (b) longitudinal/ multilevel analysis, (c) methods for strategy research, (d) correlation/regression models, (e) measurement, or (f) qualitative analysis. Participants will view seven webcast lectures from those available in their track and complete an assessment for each lecture. Click here to view the list of videos associated with each track. Students may begin work on Module 3 before completion of the Module 2 requirement, but only after completion of the Module 1 requirement.

RMEP Module 4 is based on CARMA Short Courses (and does not involve video lectures). Completion of four CARMA Short Courses and related assessment requirements is necessary for this module. These courses cover a variety of introductory and advanced topics that are relevant to both micro and macro organizational research. Available topics are both quantitative and qualitative in nature. The requirement for one of the four CARMA Short Courses can be met through participation in a short course of comparable length and scope approved by CARMA. Click here for more information on CARMA Short Courses.