Eva Thomann (University of Exeter) has been awarded the 2019 best book award of the International Public Policy Association for Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy: United in Diversity? (Palgrave Macmillan). Her monograph on customized implementations of food safety policy uses fsQCA and explanatory typologies in a comparative case study design. Congratulations Eva!
We have published a working paper by Tore Hofstad (University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Sociey) that develops a new measure of calibration robustness. COMPASSS Working Papers.
As part of the American Political Science Association’s recent deliberations regarding transparency in empirical research and with input from the many members of the COMPASSS community, Carsten Schneider, Barbara Vis, and Kendra Kovu drafted a report on transparency in STM/CCM research for the Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. A link to the full report is available on SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3333474. A summary of the report is also available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3333483.
Mathias Ambuehl and Michael Baumgartner have released version 2.2.0 of cna, which adds functions for evaluating and benchmarking CNA’s output. For more details see: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/cna/index.html
A photo from Charles Ragin and Peer Fiss’ 2019 QCA workshop:
Yunzhou Du (Southeast University, Nanjing, China) has translated Redesigning Social Inquiry into Chinese. Publisher’s site.
Mattia Zulianello (University of Florence) has published Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government (Routledge 2019), which features several QCA analyses.
The calls for proposals and registration for the 2nd International QCA Summer Workshops (22-24 May, Antwerp, Belgium) are now live: https://offer.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/international-qca-2019
Lasse Cronqvist has released a QCA add-on for MS Excel, which works on both Windows and OSX. Download it from https://www.qca-addin.net/.