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Posted by Alrik Thiem, 16 September 2014

Symposium "Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Critical Perspective" by Samuel R. Lucas and Alisa Szatrowski published in Sociological Methodology, 44(1).


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 28 June 2014

New category "Evaluation" in bibliography of QCA studies.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 15 June 2014

New software version: QCA 1.1-3 has been released, which includes three new data sets, fixes some minor bugs, and includes a number of minor improvements to some function arguments and the documentation. See the Software section for more details.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 26 May 2014

New software version: Kirq 2.1.12 has been released, which fixes several bugs in the previous version. Visit the Software section for more details.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 23 May 2014

New category "Communication & Media" in bibliography of QCA studies.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 8 May 2014

New software version: QCA3 0.0-7 has been released, which fixes a printing bug in version 0.0-6. Visit the Software section for more details.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 2 May 2014

Two major methodological contributions on configurational comparative methods published: "A Coincidence Analysis of a Causal Chain: The Swiss Minaret Vote" by Michael Baumgartner and Ruedi Epple in Sociological Methods & Research 43(2), and "Unifying Configurational Comparative Methods: Generalized-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis" by Alrik Thiem in Sociological Methods & Research 43(2).


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 23 April 2014

Four 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; "Parameters of Fit and Intermediate Solutions in Multi-Value Qualitative Comparative Analysis" by Alrik Thiem and "Parsimony and Causality" by Michael Baumgartner.


Posted by Alrik Thiem, 23 April 2014

New software version: QCA3 0.0-6 has been released, which introduces functionality for identifying contradictions in fsQCA (see also the background paper: Rubinson, Claude. 2013. "Contradictions in fsQCA." Quality & Quantity 47 (5):2847-67). Visit the Software section for more details.


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.



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