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Good CARMA for all! *Research methods* streaming video collection available for SFU researchers

Published November 13, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

Overwhelmed trying to tease out trends in a Big Data dataset? Perplexed by panel methods in strategy research? Curious about the publishing criteria for qualitative research? Have we got a resource for you!

We are very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have online access to over a hundred lectures on advanced research methods topics.  Look for the CARMA Video Library on our alphabetical list of databases. 

(CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) was "established to provide university faculty, graduate students, and other researchers with advanced training in research methods and data analysis." It's currently based at the University of North Dakota, but used to be at Wayne State University, and prior to that was based at Virginia Commonwealth University.) 

After registering for an account at the CARMA site, SFU researchers will have:

  • Unlimited access to recordings of past lectures (104 and growing) in the CARMA Video Library
    • Topics range from Estimating Interaction Effects Using Multiple Regression to Statistical Analysis with Big Data
        
  • Access to live webcasts of new lectures
    • These webcasts will be hosted (and advertised) through our Research Commons areas at each SFU campus.
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  • Access to CARMA's Research Methods Education Program (RMEP) for any student or faculty member
    • RMEP includes an online classroom with multiple lessons, modules, and assessments all aimed at educating users in advanced research method techniques

Note that our current CARMA membership has been funded on a trial basis to Aug. 31, 2016. We'll be gathering feedback and analysing usage before making a decision about renewing it.  Please send feedback to Nicole White (ngjertse@sfu.ca).  Your opinion matters!  Please do let us know what you think.

-- MarkB

P.S.: If you like the CARMA Video Library, then you might also like...  Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) with its wonderful Methods Map approach to finding useful research methods guidance. Also see this search of our catalogue for relevant books and ebooks, such as The Palgrave handbook of research design in business and management

P.P.S.: A huge thank-you to Mila Lazarova who suggested CARMA!  

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