International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2018

The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2018 (ETH Zurich, Tuesday, 27. November 2018) 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 studies, international relations, medicine, and health) as well as policy and business consultants using QCA in their work. This year’s workshop faculty includes among others the following internationally renowned QCA scholars from various disciplines with substantive experience in using, developing, and teaching QCA:

    • Bart Cambré, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp
    • Adrian Dușa, Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest
    • Peer Fiss, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
    • Nadja Kunz, Engineering and Policy Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    • Sophia Lee, School of Social Policy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
    • Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven
    • Valérie Pattyn, Public Administration, Leiden University
    • Benoît Rihoux, School of Political Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain
    • Claude Rubinson, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
    • Alina Vladimirova, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    • Jiji Zhang, Philosophy Department, Lingnan University Hongkong

Submission Procedure

To participate in the workshop, please submit an extended abstract of 1,000-1,500 words to jmeuer@ethz.ch by 7 October 2018. Your abstract should summarize your study’s topical area, theoretical background, research gap and question, and include details about the data, analytical strategy (for empirical papers), and preliminary results. A panel of QCA experts will review all submissions and evaluate their fit with the workshop according to clarity of purpose, methodological rigor, and innovative character of the research. We will notify applicants no later than 19 October 2018 about opportunities to participate. Accepted participants may submit a full paper by 13 November, 2018.

Please find more information here in the Call for Abstracts. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.