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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.


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.



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