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.
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.
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For a project titled “ACCORds: Advancing Configurational Comparative Research Methods”, Alrik Thiem has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship, funded with 1.4 million Swiss Francs. This project aims to enhance the functionality of configurational methods such as QCA and CNA, to address broader theoretical and epistemological questions, and to develop corresponding software in order to make all advances publicly available to the scientific community. As part of ACCORds, Alrik Thiem is also welcoming suggestions from applied researchers to collaborate on empirical work in any area. More information can be found on Alrik Thiem’s website. We congratulate Alrik on this achievement!
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