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) <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Adrian Dușa’s QCA with R: A Comprehensive Resource has been published by Springer.
International QCA Workshops now has a dedicated website at http://compasss.org/h/intlqca/
The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2018 has been announced and has released a call for abstracts. The workshop provides a unique opportunity to meet with internationally renowned QCA scholars, get feedback on your research project, and learn about the latest methodological developments in QCA. See http://compasss.org/h/intlqca/upcoming-workshops/pdw/ for details.
New book: The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects: A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Lasse Gerrits (University of Bamberg) and Stefan Verweij (University of Groningen).
A picture from Charles Ragin and Peer Fiss’ 2018 Southern
California QCA Workshop:
Benoît Rihoux and Charles Ragin’s Configurational Comparative Methods has been translated into Chinese. Publisher’s site.