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December 2019

3rd International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2019

December 11
ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101
Zurich, Switzerland
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Free

The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2019 (ETH Zurich, Wednesday/Thursday, 11./12. December 2019) provides a unique platform for researchers working on papers involving QCA to meet QCA experts, get feedback on their on-going research, and learn about the latest methodological developments in QCA. The workshop is interdisciplinary and interactive and allows for in-depth discussions and individual feedback from internationally renowned QCA scholars. We invite submission of abstracts from researchers applying QCA in various domains (e.g., sociology, political science, management, evaluation…

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January 2020

International Winter School on Public Policy – Alps Edition 2020: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

January 6, 2020 - January 10, 2020
Aussois Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France + Google Map
400€ – 825€

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a set-theoretic method for identifying necessary and/or sufficient conditions for outcomes which is increasingly used in comparative policy analysis. Its core advantages lie in modelling causal complexity and enabling systematic comparisons to identify regularities, while integrating case knowledge at all levels of analysis. This course introduces participants to the nuts and bolts of QCA and its implementation using the most powerful currently available software in R. Apart from basic knowledge of empirical social research design…

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February 2020

ECPR Seasoned Scholar Workshop: Multi-Method Designs, Case-Oriented and Comparative Methods

February 13, 2020 - February 15, 2020
University of Bamberg, Kapuzinerstraße 16
Bamberg, D-96047 Germany
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This Workshop is tailored for scholars with significant research experience beyond their PhD, and organised on a flexible basis to meet specific needs -- typically in connection with an ongoing research project they are managing (e.g. troubleshooting, arbitrating between methodological options, fine-tuning some designs, etc. It covers a broad range of case-oriented methods and designs (single case studies, process tracing, ‘thick’ binary comparisons, etc…), comparative methods and designs (small-N comparisons, intermediate-N comparison across multiple cases, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and…

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ECPR Methods School: Foundations of set-theoretic and case-oriented methods

February 14, 2020 - February 15, 2020
University of Bamberg, Kapuzinerstraße 16
Bamberg, D-96047 Germany
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This course introduces participants to the logic and foundations of case-oriented and set-theoretic methods. We discuss perspectives on causality, case-orientation in empirical social research, and the main features of set-theoretic methods. We will reflect about different types of research questions, evidence and observations, causal complexity, causal effects, causal mechanisms, and context. The course then covers basics of set theory, measurement and set calibration, logical operations, and the logic of necessary and sufficient conditions as set relations. We will apply these…

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ECPR Methods School: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

February 17, 2020 - February 21, 2020
University of Bamberg, Kapuzinerstraße 16
Bamberg, D-96047 Germany
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This course introduces participants to crisp set and fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and its analysis in R. It provides participants with a basic understanding of the analytic underpinnings and steps of QCA, and enables them to independently perform a basic crisp or fuzzy set QCA (Standard Analysis). We will look at the origins, analytic aims, and variants of QCA, and deal in depth with techniques and practices of set calibration. The nuts and bolts the QCA technique, from…

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ECPR Methods School: Advanced Topics in Set-Theoretic Methods and QCA

February 17, 2020 - February 21, 2020
University of Bamberg, Kapuzinerstraße 16
Bamberg, D-96047 Germany
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This course addresses advanced issues that arise if and when scholars embrace notions of sets and their relations. While it is a course about set-theoretic methods writ large, most of the time, we will discuss issues specific to QCA. We will try and address all the following topics but, depending on participants' needs and interests, we can put more emphasis on some: set-theoretic multi-method research; robustness and sensitivity; set-theoretic theory evaluation; enhanced Standard Analysis;   data structures and set-theoretic methods, including…

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