New book: The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects: A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Lasse Gerrits (University of Bamberg) and Stefan Verweij (University of Groningen).
A picture from Charles Ragin and Peer Fiss’ 2018 Southern
California QCA Workshop:
Benoît Rihoux and Charles Ragin’s Configurational Comparative Methods has been translated into Chinese. Publisher’s site.
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For a project titled “ACCORds: Advancing Configurational Comparative Research Methods”, Alrik Thiem has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship, funded with 1.4 million Swiss Francs. This project aims to enhance the functionality of configurational methods such as QCA and CNA, to address broader theoretical and epistemological questions, and to develop corresponding software in order to make all advances publicly available to the scientific community. As part of ACCORds, Alrik Thiem is also welcoming suggestions from applied researchers to collaborate on empirical work in any area. More information can be found on Alrik Thiem’s website. We congratulate Alrik on this achievement!
The latest issue of Quality and Quantity is a special issue devoted to configurational comparative research methodologies.
It has come to the attention of COMPASSS that some anonymous peer reviewers have rejected empirical QCA manuscript submissions solely or primarily due to the choice of solution type presented. After discussion between the Management Team and Steering Committee, we have adopted the following statement reproving this practice: COMPASSS Statement on Rejecting Article Submissions because of QCA Solution Type.
Gary Goertz has kindly made available a pre-publication draft of his forthcoming book. Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies: An Integrated Approach will be published by Princeton University Press this coming July.