As part of the American Political Science Association’s recent deliberations regarding transparency in empirical research and with input from the many members of the COMPASSS community, Carsten Schneider, Barbara Vis, and Kendra Kovu drafted a report on transparency in STM/CCM research for the Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. A link to the full report is available on SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3333474. A summary of the report is also available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3333483.
Mathias Ambuehl and Michael Baumgartner have released version 2.2.0 of cna, which adds functions for evaluating and benchmarking CNA’s output. For more details see: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/cna/index.html
A photo from Charles Ragin and Peer Fiss’ 2019 QCA workshop:
Yunzhou Du (Southeast University, Nanjing, China) has translated Redesigning Social Inquiry into Chinese. Publisher’s site.
Mattia Zulianello (University of Florence) has published Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government (Routledge 2019), which features several QCA analyses.
The calls for proposals and registration for the 2nd International QCA Summer Workshops (22-24 May, Antwerp, Belgium) are now live: https://offer.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/international-qca-2019
Lasse Cronqvist has released a QCA add-on for MS Excel, which works on both Windows and OSX. Download it from https://www.qca-addin.net/.
Tobia Ide (Georg Eckert Institute, Germany) <email@example.com> is organizing a training workshop on QCA at the First International Environmental Peacebuilding Conference, to be held at the University of California, Irvine from October 23 to 25 2019. This workshop would serve two main goals. First, it will provide a brief introduction into the method of QCA. In this context, the main principles and steps of a QCA will be explained and illustrated with examples from environmental security research. Second, scholars are invited to bring their own project ideas and papers for discussion and feedback by experienced QCA users.
Scholars with experience in using QCA to study the relationship between the environment, conflict, and peace are invited to contribute, for instance by presenting their own research or by giving a brief introduction into a specific aspect of QCA. If interested, please see the call for participants and contact Dr. Ide by February 8.
On October 8, an International Workshop on QCA, sponsored
by the ‘Top Global University Project’ and hosted by the
Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy
was held at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). Participants
from several Japanese universities and public agencies took
part in the workshop which was introduced by a keynote lecture
by Benoît Rihoux. More information is available at Waseda
University’s website in English and Japanese.
Our transition to using Zotero for the COMPASSS Article Bibliography is now complete. As of this morning, the bibliographies include 909 articles and 66 books.