3rd International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2019

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 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 scholars from various disciplines with substantive experience in using, developing, and teaching QCA:

    • Barbara Befani, Centre for Research in Social Simulation, University of Surrey
    • Bart Cambre, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp
    • Lasse Cronqvist, Dept. of Political Science, University of Trier
    • Adrian Dușa, Dept. of Sociology, University of Bucharest
    • Peer Fiss, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
    • Lasse Gerrits, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics, and Business Administration, University of Bamberg
    • Thomas Greckhamer, Rucks Department of Management, Louisiana State University
    • Federico Iannacci, Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University
    • James Mahoney, Dept. of Sociology, Northwestern University
    • Nena Oana, European University Institute, Florence
    • Charles Ragin, Dept. of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
    • Benoît Rihoux, Louvain School of Political and Social Sciences, UCLouvain
    • Claude Rubinson, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
    • Carsten Schneider, Dept. of Political Science, Central European University
    • Eva Thomann, Dept. of Politics, University of Exeter
    • Claudius Wagemann, Dept. of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt

Submission Procedure

To participate in the workshop, please submit an extended abstract of 1,000-1,500 words to jmeuer@ethz.ch by 29 September 2019. 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 20 October 2019 about opportunities to participate. Accepted participants may submit a full paper by 24 November 2019. A panel of experts will review all full papers submitted in time to recognize the authors of outstanding submissions with the 2019 Best Paper Award.

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