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CARMA Short Courses

The School of Management is pleased to host short courses offered by the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).  Two courses are offered in November 2019 and the instructors are international experts in research methodology.

This is a great opportunity to practice and develop your skills in research methods and meet some of the greatest names in the field. Don’t miss the chance to learn best practice from our international experts!

          CourseAdvanced Qualitative Methods for Macro-Management Research

          Course Dates: 18-20 November 2019

          Course Description: In this course, students will be exposed to research methods currently used in macro-level management fields, specifically in strategic management, organization theory and entrepreneurship. This course assumes limited prior knowledge of qualitative methods, but it will still provide a deep grounding in several advanced qualitative methods and text analysis as applied in management research. Methods covered include comparative case study research, content analysis, discourse analysis, rhetorical analysis, sentiment analysis (also called tenor or tone analysis), and the construction of dictionaries. The course will be interactive with discussion of exemplar papers that showcase each of these methods. Students will also be given the opportunity to “pilot test” the methods by interviewing each other and content analyzing a small sample of text. A focus of this workshop will be on matching methods to research questions and the interests and strengths of the research team.

Required SoftwareLIWC2015 (30 day rental available for $9.95; purchase for $89.95 from Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count)

          Course: Advanced Qualitative Methods for Micro-Management Research

          Course dates: 20-22 November 2019

          Course Description:  One of the most challenging aspects of qualitative research is telling a convincing and compelling story that clears the hurdle for contribution in a top journal.  This course focuses on qualitative techniques well represented in micro-level management fields.  Students will be introduced to ethnography, participant observation, interviewing techniques, action research, and narrative analysis.  We will then briefly review the epistemological foundations of grounded theory qualitative research, then move immediately into research design and data collection, taking an applied focus for most of the course.  We will examine tactics for designing a grounded theory study, managing the coding and analysis process, writing up the paper, ensuring rigor and trustworthiness, and responding to reviewers.  Students will gain hands-on experience with coding, thematic analysis, and emergent model development.  We will also read and discuss published exemplars to deconstruct the methods used. 



18 - 22 November 2019


9:00am – 5:30pm


North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus 

Registrations are now open on the CARMA website.

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Insights Lecture

The Insights Lecture is an annual public lecture series sponsored by CWeX. A world-renowned international researcher delivers a lecture on a contemporary issue of interest to employers, employees, organisations and the general public.

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CWeX Industry Forums

CWeX hosts twice-yearly events to provide local senior HR practitioners an opportunity to network and a forum in which to debate and discuss emerging HR issues, following paired presentations on the topic from a CWeX researcher paired with an industry HR leader.