CARMA Webcasts 2009-2010


A series of advanced methodological Web videos made available by the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis at VCU; Deadline 18 Sep 2009


In case you missed it and as a reminder, the information below describes the 2009-2010 CARMA Consortium Webcast Program, through which your school can have access to live and recorded lectures on introductory and advanced research methods topics.  We have a great list of presenters scheduled, including Jeremy Short, David MacKinnon, Deborah Bandalos, Greg Hancock, Ken Bollen, Robert Wiseman, Stephen Borgatti, Karen Golden-Biddle, Fran Yammarino, and Daniel Newman.  Their topics are micro and macro and quantitative and qualitative.  Past presenters whose recordings are also included in the program include editors from Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organizational Research Methods.  The deadline for Advanced Registration is this Friday, September 18.  For more information on CARMA visit our website:

Greetings from CARMA, the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, a non-profit unit of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University.  We hope your academic year is off to a good start.  If you think that the graduate students and/or faculty at your university would be interested in unlimited access to recorded, and access to live lectures on research methods and statistical analysis, this email is for you.  The lectures are delivered by methodologists that include editors of major organizational journals and are offered through our CARMA Consortium Webcast Program.  

What Does Membership in the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program Include?
·        Unlimited access to 47 hours of recorded lectures in our Video Library, which is available to all faculty and students (at no charge to them as individuals);
·        Access to 10 live lectures, which become part of our Video Library, throughout the academic year; and
·        A 50% discount on our Short Courses.

How Can the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program Advance Faculty and Graduate Students’ Research Methods Learning?
·        Useful for research within a wide variety of disciplines, including management and other business-related disciplines, psychology, sociology, education, nursing, social work and public health among many other disciplines;
·        Live webcasts as a doctoral program event (i.e. an electronic multimedia colloquium)
·        Excellent resource for faculty development to help faculty with their research;
·        Use in class by instructors looking for a way to compliment their teaching syllabus interactively;
·        Use by faculty to raise points of discussion and to engage students in class;
·        Helps to promote the quality of research;
·        Recognizes and supports various methodologies and approaches for researchers, doctoral students and faculty members;
·        Videos can be used to clarify doubts, learn more about issues with certain types of methodologies and to introduce doctoral students to various types of quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
·        Help doctoral students and faculty in their research and publications; and
·        Great resource for distance learning programs!

What Has CARMA’s Impact Been So Far?
·        Last year, 147 universities from throughout the United States and abroad participated;
·        More than 5,600 faculty and students from 55 countries are CARMA Website Users;
·        More than 200 universities have participated in the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program since 2005;  
·        More than 1,200 faculty and students have made more than 8,200 requests to watch recordings of CARMA Webcast lectures since the fall of 2004; and
·        More than 1,000 faculty and students from universities throughout the world have attended CARMA Short Courses at VCU since the summer of 2004.

Registration for our 2009-2010 Webcast Consortium Program is open.  The Registration Fee for your university or organization to join the 2009-2010 Consortium Webcast Program is $850 (early registration fee) until September 18.  After this date, the price increases to $975.  Additional information about CARMA and its programs can be found at the end of this email, as well as on our website,  I would like to encourage you to initiate discussions with your program, department, school administrators, and/or your library administrators, about having your university register for our Program.  

If you are from a university or organization outside the United States and Canada, you may be interested in our International Video Library Program, which allows access to recorded lectures but does not include the live webcasts.  Information on this program is also on our website.

Below is a list of our schedule for this academic year, and we are very excited about the outstanding group of presenters we have scheduled.


Start Time
12:00:00 PM
Computer-Aided Text Analysis: Tips and Techniques Dr. Jeremy Short, Texas Tech University
12:00:00 PM
Best Methods for Mediation Analysis Dr. David MacKinnon, Arizona State University
12:00:00 PM

1:30:00 PM

3:00:00 PM

Detecting and Diagnosing Model Misspecification

Mean Structure Models with Latent Variables

What Are Latent Variables?

Dr. Deborah Bandalos, University of Georgia

Dr. Greg Hancock, University of Maryland

Dr. Ken Bollen, University of North Carolina

12:00:00 PM
The Use and Misuse of Ratios Measures Dr. Robert Wiseman, Michigan State University
12:00:00 PM
Simple Models for Analyzing Network Change Dr. Stephen Borgatti, University of Kentucky
12:00:00 PM

1:30:00 PM

3:00:00 PM

Cultivating the Discovery Process in Field Research

Multi-Level issues and WABA

Missing Data: Problems and Prospects

Dr. Karen Golden-Biddle, Boston University

Dr. Fran Yammarino, State University of New York at Binghamton

Dr. Daniel A. Newman, University of Illinois

What Is CARMA?
The Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) is a non-profit unit of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), located in Richmond, Virginia. CARMA was established in 1997 by Dr. Larry J. Williams, former Chairperson of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management and Founding Editor of Organizational Research Methods.

What Is the Purpose of the CARMA Consortium Webcast Program?
The main purpose of this Program is to allow faculty and students the opportunity to hear the latest methodological developments relevant to their research.  For many faculty and students, learning about research methods is challenging, and watching and listening to an expert who can present current information in an understandable form is a valuable learning aid.  Our Webcasts emphasize the substantive application of methodological developments and can supplement the education that occurs in traditional courses.  Membership in the Program occurs at the institutional level, and viewing the live Webcasts as a group can be an important community building activity for department faculty and/or graduate students.

We provide training on research methods and data analysis that can benefit the doctoral students and faculty at your institution.  This training includes extensive topics in quantitative and qualitative methods. Through our Program, faculty and students from participating universities have access to live Webcasts and an extensive Video Library that address a wide range of topics in research methods used in organizational and social science disciplines.  

The 2009-2010 Consortium Webcast Program will include 10 one-hour lectures on advanced topics delivered live (with video and audio components) by leading methodological scholars from organizational studies. The live Webcasts are available for group viewing by an unlimited number of participants from each member institution.  Also, the Webcast Program will allow viewers to ask questions, will be supported with relevant PowerPoint slides and background references, and will be made available in our Video Library for unlimited individual viewing throughout the year.  Below, please see the complete listing by topic of the 47 videos in our library, to which the 10 live webcasts will be added this year.  

We hope the faculty and students at your school will be interested in our Program planned for the upcoming year.  Please forward this email to the faculty and doctoral students in your program so they can learn about the programs CARMA is hosting in the upcoming weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon, and thanks in advance for sharing this email with colleagues at your school!


Cary Wellford
Assistant Director, Member Development
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 828-1658

CARMA Video Library

Strategic Management
Strategy and Research Methods Development Dr. Donald Bergh, University of Denver
Using the Censored Regression Model (TOBIT) in Management Research Dr. Harry Bowen, Queen’s University of Charlotte
Current Issues with Organizational Level Measurement & Strategy Research Dr. Brian Boyd, Arizona State University
Meta-Analysis & Strategy Research Dr. Dan Dalton, Indiana University
Using Spatial Analysis in Strategy Research Dr. Jonathan Doh, Villanova University
Advanced Panel Methods for Strategy Research Dr. Peter Hom, Arizona State University
Concerns, Implications, and Alternative Strategies for Testing Mediating Variables in Management Research Dr. J. Myles Shaver, University of Minnesota
Structural Equation Methods
Goodness of Fit & Structural Equation Models  Dr. Jose Cortina, George Mason University
Methods for Integrating Mediation & Moderation  Dr. Jeff Edwards, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
 Moderation in Structural Equation Modeling Dr. Jeff Edwards, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
 Measurement Invariance & Applied Research Dr. Roger Millsap, Arizona State University
Testing Mediation Effects with Non-Experimental Research  Dr. Eugene Stone-Romero, University of Central Florida
Multi-Level Structural Equation Methods  Dr. Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia
Correlation/Regression Models
Estimating Interaction Effects with Multiple Regression  Dr. Herman Aguinis, University of Colorado (Denver)
Estimating Confidence Intervals for Correlations Corrected for Unreliability & Range Restriction  Dr. Michael Burke, Tulane University
Regression Models for Limited Dependent Variables Dr. David Harrison, Pennsylvania State University
Relative Importance of Predictors with Regression Models  Dr. James LeBreton, Purdue University
Robust Regression  Dr. William Starbuck, University of Oregon
Multivariate Categorical Response Models  Dr. Peter Westfall, Texas Tech University
Qualitative Analysis
Grounded Theory Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis  Dr. Karen Locke, College of William & Mary
Publishing Criteria for Qualitative Research  Dr. Michael Pratt, University of Illinois
Measurement – Individuals
Current Issues with Individual Level Measurement Dr. Claudia Cogliser, Texas Tech University
Measurement Issues in Stress Research  Dr. Daniel Ganster, University of Arkansas
Conditional Reasoning & Personality Measurement  Dr. Larry James, Georgia Institute of Technology
Effects of Criterion Reliability on Means/Interactions in Meta-Analysis  Dr. Larry James, Georgia Institute of Technology
Question & Context Effects in Organizational Survey Data  Dr. Adam Meade, North Carolina State University
Non-responses to Organizational Surveys Dr. Steven Rogelberg, University of North Carolina (Charlotte)
Restriction of Range  Dr. Paul Sackett, University of Minnesota
Item Response Theory  Dr. Neal Schmitt, Michigan State University
Issues with Internet Data Collection  Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University
Measurement of Affect & Episodic Events  Dr. Howard Weiss, Purdue University
Data Analysis & Research Methods
Review of Research Methods in Organizational Studies  Dr. Herman Aguinis, University of Colorado (Denver)
Simple Models for Analyzing Network Change  Dr. Steve Borgatti, University of Kentucky
Issues in Social Network Analysis  Dr. Dan Brass, University of Kentucky
Methodological Issues in Cross-Cultural Research  Dr. Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland
Nonlinear Dynamic Models  Dr. Paul Hanges, University of Maryland
Contributing to Applied Psychology with Laboratory Research  Dr. John Hollenbeck, Michigan State University
Power Analysis for Traditional & Modern Hypothesis Tests  Dr. Kevin Murphy, Pennsylvania State University
Levels of Analysis
Conceptualization, Measurement & Validation of Multilevel Constructs  Dr. Gilad Chen, Texas A&M University
Hierarchical Linear Modeling Dr. David Hoffman, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Issues with Group Level Measurement Dr. Katherine Klein, University of Pennsylvania
Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research Dr. James LeBreton, Wayne State University
Dynamic Approaches to Analyzing Group Processes  Dr. Laurie Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University
Longitudinal Analysis
Discontinuous Growth Models Dr. Paul Bliese, Walter Reed Army Institute
Repeated Measures ANOVA & MANOVA Dr. Jorge Mendoza, University of Oklahoma
Longitudinal Data Analysis  Dr. Robert Ployhart, University of South Carolina
Latent Growth Models for Longitudinal Data Dr. Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia