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August 2021

Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Research Design and Application (25th Summer School in Social Science Methods)

August 23 - August 27
Università della Svizzera Italiana, Via Buffi 13
Lugano, 6900 Switzerland
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700CHF – 1100CHF

Workshop contents and objectives This workshop gives a thorough introduction to the method of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), with an emphasis on research design and practical application. Since its inception (Ragin 1987), QCA has gained recognition among social scientists as a case-based research method that is ideally suited to capture causal complexity. This essentially describes a situation where an outcome results from multiple pathways and different combinations of conditions. Moreover, QCA entails a rigorous and systematic comparison of selected cases…

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