Charles Ragin has published a research note on “Stepwise Consistency Analysis,” which offers a method of comparing consistency scores across truth table rows, in order to better understand the dynamics at work within the truth table as a whole. Read it on our “Tutorials, Guides, and Reports” page.
The 3rd Annual QCA Conference of the Americas (AQCA2024) will be held on March 20-22, 2024 at Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois, USA). The call for abstracts is now open with submissions due on November 1, 2023. Please find complete details and updates on the conference website at https://compasss.org/aqca.
In this hybrid symposium, a panel of scholars discuss James Mahoney’s recent book, The Logic of Social Science. The book develops a scientific constructivist approach that uses set-theoretic analysis to avoid essentialist biases in the production of knowledge. This scientific constructivist approach recognizes that social categories depend on collective understandings for their existence, but it insists that this recognition need not hinder the use of explicit procedures for the rational assessment of truth. Mahoney argues that set-theoretic analysis enables scholars to avoid the pitfalls of essentialism and produce findings that rest on a firm scientific foundation.
All speakers will participate online; you are invited to attend online or in person at Central European University, where the symposium will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
In Fall of 2022, Lasse Gerrits and Sofia Pagliarin, both of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, organized the first Time-in-QCA (TiQ) workshop. They have now produced a corresponding report of the workshop. More than just reviewing the workshop itself, this report is essential reading for anybody interested in longitudinal QCA: it summarizes existing conceptualizations of the relationships among time and QCA, provides a high-level overview of methodological techniques for incorporating time and process into QCA, and identifies avenues and areas for future exploration.
Stefan Breet and Professor Jan Dul (the founder of Necessary Condition Analysis) are excited to announce a week-long summer course on Necessary Condition Analysis. The one-week summer course will take place from June 26, 2023 till June 30, 2023 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. It is part of the 2nd Summer School in Social Research Methods organized by MethodsNet. For information or to sign up for the course visit Radboud Summer School website and fill out the application form.Continue reading Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) Summer Course
Registration for AQCA2023 is now open. Travel and lodging information has also been posted. Go to https://compasss.org/aqca/ for complete details.