Gary Goertz’s (Univ. of Notre Dame) Social Science Concepts and Measurement is now available for pre-order from Princeton University Press, Amazon.com, and all major booksellers. The text is a completely updated and revised edition of his Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide (2005).
Also of note is that Professor Goertz has developed a set of hundreds of exercises for his methods books, including this text. If you would like a copy of these exercises to use in your class, you may email him at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2020 (ETH Zurich, Online event, 25th & 26th November 2020) has released its call for abstracts. For complete details, please see the workshop website.
Deadline for Submissions: 5th October 2020
Notifications: 19th October 2020
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The 4th International QCA Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will take place online in November 23-25, 2020. The organizers are currently working to adapt the face-to-face format to a fully online version of the event. More information will be provided soon; the Call for Abstracts will most probably be circulated in July, 2020.
The 8th International QCA Expert Workshop will take place online in November 23-25, 2020. The organizers are currently working to adapt the usual face-to-face format to a fully online version of the event.
More information will be provided soon.
Social Science Concepts and Measurement by Gary Goertz (Univ of Notre Dame) is now available for pre-order at Princeton University Press and Amazon.com. This text is a new and completely revised version of Goertz’s Social Science Concepts: A User’s Guide (2005).
A new paper has been published in the COMPASSS Working Papers Series: “Explaining the Tenure of Incumbent Governors in Russia: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis” by Ekaterina Paustyan (Central European University).
A new paper has been published in the COMPASSS Working Papers series: “What are the Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Front-Line Employees’ Need Fulfilment?” by Chris Wuytens, Bart Cambré, and Ans De Vos of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School.
From Jan Dul (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Univ):
This year’s online summercourse on Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) offered by Erasmus Research Institute of Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands is fully booked. Because we had to disappoint many researchers including QCA researchers, we decided to organize in the next few months some a few specialized webinars or short courses about specific NCA topics. One of them will be on combining NCA with QCA. We will discuss differences between NCA and QCA and how NCA can enrich QCA. Please let us know if you are interested by sending an email to email@example.com. As soon as more information is available we will inform you personally about the details.
Jan Dul (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Univ) has published a new methodological text Conducting Necessary Condition Analysis for Business and Management Students (Sage, 2019).