CARMA Summer Courses 2011


Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, Summer short courses on management and organizational research methods, Richmond, VA, May 2011; Deadline 1 Apr

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CARMA Summer Short Courses Plus Program- Research Methods for Management and Organization Studies

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to send you information about our upcoming Summer Short Courses Plus Program on management and organizational research methods topics being hosted in May of 2011 by the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) at Wayne State University. These courses will be offered at one of our partner schools, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. As you will see below, the topics of these nine Short Courses include introductory and advanced structural equation methods, multilevel analysis, multilevel theory and measurement, meta-analysis, social network analysis, survey design/data collection using the internet, testing interactions with linear regression, and grounded theory methods and analysis. And, this year our Short Courses Plus Program will also include panel sessions, tutorials and Ask the Expert sessions.

CARMA is an interdisciplinary center with a management/organizational emphasis that is now celebrating its thirteenth year of operation. More than 1,000 faculty and students from universities throughout the world have attended CARMA Short Courses since the summer of 2004. Also, nearly 300 different universities have participated in the CARMA Consortium Webcast and International Video Library Programs since 2005. More information about CARMA and the events below can be found at our website:

Overview of Courses and Instructors

Each short course in the Short Courses Plus Program will last two and a half days. They include an equal balance of lecture and hands-on experience with an emphasis on the application of the method. We have a very talented set of instructors for our Short Courses who will help you not only learn the technical details of the research method or analysis technique you will be studying, but they will also help you understand how it is being applied in management and organizational research. Our instructors include several former editors and current editorial board members of top management journals.

We will be hosting two sessions of Short Courses Plus in Richmond, Virginia. Please note that you can register for only one short course in each session. These courses are held in-person and DO NOT use distance learning technology. The short course topics and instructors for each session are:

Session One: May 16 – May 18, 2011

“Meta-Analysis: Models & Processes”
Dr. Mike McDaniel, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Grounded Theory Method & Analysis”
Dr. Karen Locke, College of William & Mary

“Introduction to Structural Equation Methods”
Dr. Larry J. Williams, Wayne State University

“Multi-Level Analysis”
Dr. Paul Bliese, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Session Two: May 19 – May 21, 2011

“Survey Design/Data Collection Using the Internet”
Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University

“Testing Interactions with Linear Regression”
Dr. Herman Aguinis, Indiana University

“Advanced Topics in Structural Equation Methods”
Dr. Robert Vandenberg, University of Georgia

“Social Network Analysis”
Dr. Rich DeJordy, Northeastern University

“Multi-Level Theory & Measurement”
Dr. James LeBreton, Purdue University

Course summaries and instructor biographies will be available shortly on our website.

Cost for Attending

The full price per course is $550 for students or $750 for faculty or professionals. This price includes two lunches, a dinner, and all program materials. However, students and faculty/professionals from a member organization of either our Consortium Webcast Program or International Video Library Program receive a 50% discount. The price per course for a student from a member organization is $275 and the price per course for a faculty/professional from a member organization is $375.

In addition, all participants (from member organizations and non-member organizations) are eligible for a $75 discount on the total price if you register a course each session. To receive this discount, a participant must register for a short course in the first session and a short course in the second session.

Venue: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business

We are very happy to be hosting our Short Courses Plus event this year at Snead Hall of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business in Richmond, Virginia. Courses will be held on-site at the VCU School of Business. For more information about the VCU School of Business, please visit:

Discounted Accommodations

Discounted hotel rooms are available for out-of-town Short Course Plus attendees at the DoubleTree Richmond. This hotel is located conveniently one block from the VCU School of Business. To complete a hotel room reservation:

Advanced Registration Deadline & Registration Information

The Advanced Registration Deadline for the CARMA 2011 Summer Short Course Plus Program in Richmond, Virginia is April 1, 2011. Please note that a $75 late fee will be added to the total price after this date. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as some of our short courses fill up quickly! To register, please visit:

To register, you must be a CARMA Website User. To become a CARMA Website User, please visit:

We hope you will find our Short Course Plus offerings to be of interest and we would be very happy to have you participate in our instructional program. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way. Hope to see you in May!


Dr. Larry J. Williams
Professor of Management
Wayne State University
CARMA Director