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March 2019

Southern California QCA Workshop

March 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019
University of California, Irvine
$175 – $375

The goal of this workshop is to provide a ground-up introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets. Participants will get intensive instruction and hands-on experience with the fsQCA software package and on completion should be prepared to design and execute research projects using the set-theoretic approach.

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May 2019

2nd International QCA Summer Workshops

May 22, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Antwerp Management School, Boogkeers 5
Antwerp, 2000
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The 2nd International QCA Summer Workshops consist of a sequence of three workshops: an Advanced applications workshop (22 May) in which users with at least intermediate-level knowledge of QCA receive more advanced feedback on their work-in-progress from QCA experts; (2) an invitation-only Expert workshop (23 May) gathering QCA experts and developers so as to make progress on some QCA innovation fronts; (3) a Paper development workshop (24 May) in which early-stage users receive expert guidance on their first QCA application.…

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June 2019

Comparative Case Study Design

June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus Exeter, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
£300 – £600

Description: This module provides you with the skills needed to design your qualitative case study research. It covers concept formation, casing and case selection, logics and strategies of comparison, accounting for context and time, data collection strategies, and both conceptual and research-practical issues such as limited diversity, Galton’s problem, conceptual stretching, and thinking about scope conditions. In the lab sessions, we will work extensively with you on your own research projects. The logic and goals of qualitative comparative case study…

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Designing Research with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus Exeter, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
£300 – £600

This module introduces you to the nuts and bolts of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), an innovative set-theoretic technique that allows for comparisons of small, intermediate or large numbers of cases in order to identify necessary and / or sufficient conditions for an outcome. It is an attractive method for scholars who seek to model causally complex patterns and integrate in-depth case knowledge at all stages of the analysis. We will introduce you to performing QCA with the freely available R…

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ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

June 17, 2019 - June 19, 2019
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI United States + Google Map
$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…

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August 2019

Short Course on Qualitative Comparative Analysis, 23rd Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via Buffi 13
Lugano, 6900 Switzerland
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700CHF – 1100CHF

The course provides participants with a thorough introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), both as a research approach and as a data analysis technique. In recent years, this set-theoretic method has gained recognition among social scientists as a methodological approach that holds specific benefits for comparative studies. The course begins by familiarizing participants with the foundations of set theory and the basic concepts of the methodological approach of QCA, including necessary and sufficient conditions, Boolean algebra, and fuzzy logic. The…

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October 2019

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in Research on Environment, Conflict, and Peace

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
University of California, Irvine
$295 – $395

A training on QCA will be organised by Charles Ragin and Tobias Ide during the First Environmental Peacebuilding Conference (October 23-25, University of California Irvine). The training will be held from 9:00-1:30 at October 23 and provide an introduction to QCA with a focus on applications in the field of environmental security and environmental peacebuilding.

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Training Day: Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (University of Manchester), Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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£140 – £195

Qualitative Comparative Analysis is a systematic method of studying data on multiple comparable cases from about N=8 through to large datasets of N=10,000 etc. The QCA methods firstly involve casing, i.e. delineating cases; secondly organising a systematic data matrix (we will show these in NVIVO and in Excel); thirdly examining sets of cases known as configurations; fourth interpreting these in terms of ‘necessary cause’ and ‘sufficient cause’ of each major outcome of interest.  We demonstrate the fsQCA software for QCA. A…

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December 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop on Coincidence Analysis (12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination & Implementation in Health)

December 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crystal Gateway Marriott (Arlington, VA), 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, Virginia 22202
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Free with conference registration

This workshop will introduce Coincidence Analysis (CNA), a relatively new member within the family of Configurational Comparative Methods.  CNA is specifically designed to analyze causal complexity, which is common in implementation research. Presenters will discuss the types of studies for which CNA is useful, provide worked examples of applying CNA to datasets, and share practical resources for using CNA.  Participants will learn how CNA works through hands-on exercises involving Boolean algebra, the bottom-up algorithm used by CNA and model performance…

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