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Qualitative Comparative Analysis: An Introduction to Research Design and Application

August 22, 2022 - August 28, 2022

700CHF – 1100CHF

This intensive 5-day workshop gives a thorough introduction to the foundations and advanced functions of QCA, placing emphasis on research design and empirical application. The course is based on Patrick Mello’s Qualitative Comparative Analysis: An Introduction to Research Design and Application (Georgetown University Press 2021). The workshop sessions are complemented by illustrations and exercises, using the R Software environment and relevant R packages. The intensive full-day format (7-8 teaching hours per day) in a small group setting provides a friendly environment for step-by-step learning, practicing with the R software, discussing research design, and gaining advice on individual projects during consultations with the instructor. The workshop is part of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods organized by the Swiss Foundation for Social Science Research (FORS) and the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI). The school takes place at USI in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation after class.

Registration is available here: Registration | USI



August 22, 2022
August 28, 2022
700CHF – 1100CHF
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Patrick Mello (VU Amsterdam)


Università della Svizzera Italiana
Via Buffi 13
Lugano, 6900 Switzerland
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+41 58 666 40 00
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Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis