CARMA Short Courses

UniSA Business 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 2020 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!

Week Dates 
(9.00 am - 2.00pm)
Course Instructor
9 - 13 November  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Doing Grounded Theory Research Prof Kreiner
16 - 20 November  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mixed Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis Prof Greckhamer


  1. Doing Grounded Theory Research

Delivered byProf. Glen Kreiner, University of Utah, USA, Editorial Board at various A*/FT 50 journals: AMJ, ASQ, OS)

Course info: We will explore the process of conducing a grounded theory study. We will discuss generating research questions and interview protocols; collecting data (e.g., participatory, interview, secondary); the coding process; other data analytic processes beyond coding; generating a grounded model; and navigating the review process. We will examine how to ensure trustworthiness and rigor in grounded theory research and consider challenges of conducting such research when you’ve been trained primarily in quantitative research. Our approach will be a mixture of readings discussion (exemplar and how-to articles) and hands-on exercises.

       2. Mixed Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Delivered by: Prof. Thomas Greckhamer, Louisiana State University, USA, former Editor of Organizational Research Methods, ABDC A*)

Course info: This course begins with an overview of mixed methods research designs, including sequential explanatory, exploratory, and transformational versions, as well as concurrent triangulation, nested, and transformative alternatives. Next, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is introduced as an increasingly popular approach in management research that is relevant for qualitative and quantitative researchers alike. The course includes hands-on application of QCA, Crisp- and Fuzzy-Set analyses, the interpretation of QCA results, and the potential of using QCA as part of mixed methods research designs.

Registrations are now open on the CARMA website.

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