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4th International QCA Paper Development Workshop

November 25, 2020 - November 26, 2020


The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2020 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. This year the International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2020 will take place as an online event.

Submission Procedure, Schedule, and Best Paper Award

To participate in the workshop, please submit an extended abstract of 1,000-1,500 words to sofia.pagliarin@uni-bamberg.de by 5th October 2020. Besides summarizing your study’s topical area, theoretical background, research gap and question, your abstract should give a detailed account of the constructed dataset (number of cases, data collection strategy) and include results at a preliminary or at a more advanced stage. A panel of QCA experts will review all submissions and evaluate their fit with the workshop according to mid/advanced stage of the research, clarity of purpose, methodological rigor and innovative character of the performed study. We will notify applicants no later than 19th October 2020. Accepted participants will have submit a full paper – a version as complete as possible – by 9th November 2020 by using a pre-defined template (max. 15 pages) that we will circulate in due time. A panel of experts will review all full papers submitted in time to recognize the authors of outstanding submissions with the 2020 Best Paper Award.


November 25, 2020
November 26, 2020




Johannes Meuer (KLU Hamburg)
Sofia Pagliarin (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Manuel Fischer (eawag)
Christian Rupietta (University of Wuppertal)

Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis