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Posted by Alrik Thiem, 4 April 2014

First application of Qualitative Comparative Analysis in top-ranked education research journal: Trujillo, Tina M., and Sarah L. Woulfin. 2014. "Equity-Oriented Reform Amid Standards-Based Accountability: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of an Intermediary's Instructional Practices." American Educational Research Journal 51 (2):253-93.


Posted by Claude Rubinson, 4 April 2014

New working paper in WP Series: Grassi, Davide and Francesca Luppi. 2014. "Do We Live Longer and Healthier Lives under Democracy? A Configurational Comparative Analysis of Latin America". COMPASSS WP Series 2014-78. Direct download here.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 28 March 2014

Three methodological contributions on Qualitative Comparative Analysis published in Quality & Quantity online-first: "Contextual Analyses with QCA-Methods" by Thomas Denk and Sarah Lehtinen; "But not Both: The Exclusive Disjunction in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)" by Ursula Hackett; and "Parameters of Fit and Intermediate Solutions in Multi-Value Qualitative Comparative Analysis" by Alrik Thiem.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 24 February 2014

New software version: QCA 1.1-2 has been released, which fixes a minor bug in the calibration of sets with negative end point concepts and logistic functions. See the Software section for more details.


Posted by Claude Rubinson, 6 February 2014

New working paper in WP Series: Cooper, Barry, Judith Glaesser and Stephanie Thomson. 2014. "Schneider and Wagemann's proposed Enhanced Standard Analysis for Ragin's Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Some unresolved problems and some suggestions for addressing them". COMPASSS WP Series 2014-77. Direct download here.


Posted by Benoît Rihoux, 9 January 2014

There are two job openings in set-theoretic causal data analysis at the University of Geneva, one post-doctoral and one PhD position.


Posted by Maarten Vink, 30 December 2013

New working paper in WP Series: Garcia-Castro, Roberto and Miguel A. Arino. 2013. "A General Approach to Panel Data Set-Theoretic Research". COMPASSS WP Series 2013-76. Direct download here.


Posted by Maarten Vink, 18 December 2013

New working paper in WP Series: Hanley, Séan and Allan Sikk. 2013. "Economy, Corruption or Promiscuous Voters? Explaining the Success of Anti-Establishment Reform Parties in Eastern Europe". COMPASSS WP Series 2013-75. Direct download here.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 12 December 2013

New software version: QCA 1.1-1 has been released, which fixes some minor bugs of version 1.1-0 and offers a massive increase in computation speed for indentifying extreme causal ambiguities. See the Software section for more details.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 11 December 2013

To our regret, the popular Tosmana software by Lasse Cronqvist (about 15% market share) will not be maintained any longer. The COMPASSS board would like to thank Lasse for the great service he has done to the QCA community by having developed mvQCA and Tosmana! See the Software section for more details.


Posted by Maarten Vink, 3 December 2013

New working paper in WP Series: Haesebrouck, Tim. 2013. "The Added Value of Multi-Value QCA: Response to Vink & van Vliet and Thiem". COMPASSS WP Series 2013-74. Direct download here.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 3 November 2013

New major software version: QCA 1.1-0 has been released. See the Software section.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 31 October 2013

Major methodological contributions on configurational comparative methods: "A Coincidence Analysis of a Causal Chain: The Swiss Minaret Vote" (forthcoming) by Michael Baumgartner and Ruedi Epple in Sociological Methods & Research, "Unifying Configurational Comparative Methods: Generalized-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis" (forthcoming) by Alrik Thiem in Sociological Methods & Research, and "Contradictions in fsQCA" by Claude Rubinson in Quality & Quantity 47(5).


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