ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
June 17 - June 19$1500 – $2800
QCA can be used to answer any research question if one is interested in analyzing patterns of necessity and sufficiency in a group of cases ranging from a handful to many thousands. The method is now widely used in different disciplines including political science, sociology, public administration, public health, medical research, organization and management research.
The course introduces participants to the principles and techniques of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) on a methodological and an applied dimension using RStudio. At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with the key elements of a QCA study and know how to read, criticize and implement an empirical analysis.