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CECAN Webinar: Trajectory-Based Qualitative Comparative Analysis (TJ-QCA)

November 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET


Prof. Dr. Dr. Lasse Gerrits (IHS, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Dr. Sofia Pagliarin (University of Bamberg, Germany) will present Trajectory-based QCA (TJ-QCA) as a new way to account for and integrate processes over time in QCA both conceptually and methodologically.

Research methods usually struggle with the complexity of social processes, such as policy processes, and how they play out over time. As commonly acknowledged, the outcome of these processes observed ‘here and now’ is a result of what happened ‘back then’. We therefore need to account for the conditions back in time to explain what is happening now. We present a novel version of Qualitative Comparative Analysis, called Trajectory-based QCA (TJ-QCA). This method compares processes over time to highlight the combinations of conditions that contribute to the outcome.

Concrete examples will be used to demonstrate how the technique works, and there will be ample time to ask questions. To follow the presentation, please register for the event at the link below.


November 11, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
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Lasse Gerrits
Sofia Pagliarin (University of Bamberg)

Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis