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August 2021

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets

August 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Online
$USD400 – $USD630

This course introduces participants to set-theoretic methods and their application in the social sciences with a focus on Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The course starts out by familiarizing students with the basic concepts of the underlying methodological perspective, among them the central notions of necessity and sufficiency, formal logic and Boolean algebra. From there, we move to the logic and analysis of truth tables and discuss the most important problems that emerge when this analytical tool is used for exploring social…

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December 2021

5th International QCA Paper Development Workshop

December 13, 2021 - December 14, 2021
Seattle Convention Center, 705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2021 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 2021 will take place on 13th December 2021. As this year's edition will be a hybrid…

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January 2022

International Winter School on Public Policy (ALPS Edition 2022) – Qualitative Comparative Analysis

January 31 - February 4
International Public Policy Association, 3 Rue Maurice Audin
Vaulx-en-Velin, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 69120 France
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€150 – €350

Program Description The winter school aims at providing the opportunity for Ph.D. students and early career researchers to advance their knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts and, methodologies. Students will take part in workshops where they will be able to discuss their research projects and receive feedback from both their peers and acclaimed scholars of public policy. In the course of 5 days, selected Ph.D. students or young scholars will have the opportunity to attend the following activities: Four hours…

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March 2022

Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

March 14 - March 18
Online
€390 – €430

Course Description This virtual main course, designed using an innovative pedagogical combination of asynchronous and synchronous on-line elements, introduces you to the nuts and bolts of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). QCA is an innovative set-theoretic technique that allows for comparisons of small, intermediate or large numbers of cases in order to identify necessary and / or sufficient conditions for an outcome. We will use real-world data to replicate a published study, work with examples from the participants’ own research projects,…

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Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops: Comparative Case Study Design

March 14 - March 18
University of Konstanz, Universitaetsstrasse 10
Konstanz, 78464 Germany
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€390 – €430

Course Description This five-day, in-person main course provides you with the skills needed to design your qualitative comparative case study research, based on your own and/or other applied research projects. The course covers the topics of causal complexity, concept formation, casing and case selection, logics and strategies of comparison, accounting for context and time, choosing data collection and analysis strategies, as well as conceptual and research-practical issues when drawing inferences in case-oriented research.  Note: While the organizers intend to hold…

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April 2022

Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (AQCA: QCA Conference of the Americas)

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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This one-day hybrid workshop provides a ground-up introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets. Designed for those who are new to QCA or wish to refresh their knowledge, participants will receive intensive instruction and hands-on experience with the fs/QCA software package. The goal of the workshop is to enable you to begin designing and executing research projects using the set-analytic approach. Lunch is included. Access to the workshop is included with registration to the AQCA conference.

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Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Southwestern Social Science Association 2022)

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm CDT
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) uses Boolean algebra to offer an alternative to conventional statistical techniques for analyzing empirical data. While large-N representative applications of QCA are increasingly popular, QCA is especially useful for identifying and understanding cross-case patterns in small- and medium-N projects with data collected using qualitative and/or mixed methods. Fundamentally a pattern-matching technique designed for exploring the differences and diversity within one's data, QCA may be used for uncovering empirical taxonomies, analyzing the effects of context, and identifying…

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May 2022

Introduction to Causal Data Analysis and Modeling with Coincidence Analysis

May 30 - June 2
University of Bergen Bergen, 5007 Norway + Google Map
€540

This workshop offers an intensive 4-day introduction to causal modeling with Coincidence Analysis (CNA), a relatively new configurational comparative method of data analysis geared towards causal complexity. In plenary lectures, the main developer of CNA, Michael Baumgartner, and a team of experienced CNA methodologists and practitioners will guide participants through the nuts and bolts of configurational data analysis as well as cutting-edge methodological innovations. In smaller practice groups, the instructors will demonstrate how to make the most of current software…

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June 2022

Summer School in Social Research Methods: Comparative Research Designs

June 20 - June 24
Radboud University, Houtlaan 4
Nijmegen, 6525 XZ Netherlands
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€431 – €575

The purpose of this course is to provide training on all aspects that enable a researcher to build and implement the most appropriate comparative research design – the latter broadly defined as any research enterprise that comprises at least two ‘cases’ or observations. On the one hand, the course will cover a few fundamental upstream questions: why compare; what is the added value of comparison? What are the logical underpinnings and mental operations behind comparison? What should be the mindset…

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Summer School in Social Research Methods: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

June 20 - June 24
Radboud University, Houtlaan 4
Nijmegen, 6525 XZ Netherlands
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€431 – €575

This course introduces students to the nuts and bolts of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), an innovative set-theoretic technique that allows for comparisons of small, intermediate or large numbers of cases in order to identify necessary and/or sufficient conditions for an outcome. It is an attractive method for scholars who seek to model causally complex patterns and integrate in-depth case knowledge at all stages of the analysis. We will introduce you to performing QCA with the freely available R software using…

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