Posted by Alrik Thiem, 12 June 2013
Two dedicated two-day conferences on QCA coming up! From 23-24 October 2013, the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich will host the International QCA Expert Workshop, for which methodological and empirical submissions are invited. And from 22-23 November 2013, the Goethe-University Frankfurt will host a QCA conference for empirically oriented work. See the Events section for more details.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 3 June 2013
New software version: Kirq 2.1.9 has been released. See the Software section.
Posted by Maarten Vink, 13 May 2013
New working paper in WP Series: Fischer, Manuel. 2013. "Policy Network Structures, Institutional Context, and Policy Change". COMPASSS WP Series 2013-73. Direct download here.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 7 May 2013
New edited volume on configurational research! Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research edited by Peer C. Fiss, Bart Cambré and Axel Marx. From the synopsis: In this volume and its introduction, we outline a new perspective for understanding configuration. Our starting point is the emergence of set theoretic configurational methods, and especially Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), which provides novel ways for analyzing configurations. Our volume goes beyond introducing a new method to the fields of management and organization, as these methods furthermore offer an opportunity to rethink our understanding of the field and to develop different ways of theorizing the rich complexity of relationships that characterize organizational life.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 29 April 2013
New major methodological contributions on QCA: "Clearly Crisp, and Not Fuzzy: A Reassessment of the (Putative) Pitfalls of Multi-value QCA" by Alrik Thiem and the response by Maarten Vink and Olaf van Vliet in Field Methods 25(2), "Qualitative Comparative Analysis: How Inductive Use and Measurement Error Lead to Problematic Inference" by Simon Hug in Political Analysis 21(2), "Combining QCA and Process Tracing in Set-Theoretic Multi-Method Research" (forthcoming) by Carsten Schneider and Ingo Rohlfing in Sociological Methods & Research, and "Boolean Minimization in Social Science Research: A Review of Current Software for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)" (forthcoming) by Alrik Thiem and Adrian Duşa in Social Science Computer Review.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 29 March 2013
New software version: QCA 1.0-5 has been released to comply with the latest changes in the new R Version 3.0.0. See the Software section.
Posted by Benoît Rihoux, 29 March 2013
The mini-symposium "QCA, 25 Years after "The Comparative Method": Mapping, Challenges, and Innovations" has been published in Political Research Quarterly, 66(1): 167-235.
Posted by Benoît Rihoux, 8 March 2013
We still welcome applications for the 2nd QCA Expert Seminar, to be held at CEU Budapest, 26 April 2013. For more details, see the Events section.
Posted by Maarten Vink, 5 March 2013
New working paper in WP Series: Borgna, Camilla. 2013. "Fuzzy-Set Coincidence Analysis: The Hidden Asymmetries". COMPASSS WP Series 2013-72. Direct download here.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 5 February 2013
New software version: KirqST 2.09 has been released. See the Software section.
Posted by Benoît Rihoux, 25 October 2012
New initiative launched! The QCA Expert Seminars are jointly organized by a host institution and COMPASSS. They provide a locus in which work-in-progress using QCA (any technique, any discipline) can receive the feedback of QCA experts and developers. Beyond the discussion of papers, they also provide the opportunity to discuss specific issues & fields of innovation linked to QCA and configurational comparative methods more broadly. The first event is to be held at the Université catholique de Louvain, 3 December 2012. See the Events page for more details.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 12 September 2012
Qualitative Comparative Analysis with R: A User's Guide by Alrik Thiem and Adrian Dusa, and Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Carsten Q. Schneider and Claudius Wagemann have now been released by Springer and Cambridge University Press.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 1 August 2012
New software version: QCA 1.0-4 has been released. Major features include further considerable increases in computation speed, improved documentation, the possibility to derive all solutions and not just the minimal one, and minor bug fixes. The authors have now also launched a video tutorial series on YouTube about how to use the QCA package. See the Software section.
Posted by Maarten Vink, 19 June 2012
New working paper in WP Series: Koole, Karin and Barbara Vis. 2012. "Working Mothers and the State: Under Which Conditions do Governments Spend Much on Maternal Employment Supporting Policies?". COMPASSS Working Paper 2012-71. Direct download here.
Posted by Alrik Thiem, 24 May 2012
Two new QCA books in the pipeline! Qualitative Comparative Analysis with R: A User's Guide by Alrik Thiem and Adrian Dusa offers the first comprehensive introduction to performing QCA with the R environment for statistical computing and graphics with the authors' powerful QCA package (see also the Software section). It will be released 31 July 2012 by Springer, New York. Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Carsten Q. Schneider and Claudius Wagemann introduces the basic principles of set theory and provides a thorough understanding of basic and advanced issues in set-theoretic methods together with tricks of the trade, software handling and exercises. It will be released 30 September 2012 by Cambridge University Press.
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