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August 2020

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (1st ECPR Virtual Summer School)

August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020
Online
£465 – £875

This course introduces you to Qualitative Comparative Analysis and fuzzy sets, and their application in the social sciences, using the R software environment.  It starts out by familiarising you with the basic concepts of the underlying methodological perspective, including formal logic, Boolean algebra, causal complexity, and calibration. From there, we move to the central notions of necessity and sufficiency, and discuss ways to analyse these using parameters of fit and visualisation techniques. The core of the course focuses on the…

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October 2020

Coursera Online Course: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

October 27, 2020 - November 24, 2020
Online

A five week MOOC introducing QCA.  Free to audit; $49 USD to earn a certificate. What will you learn in this course? The course is designed for people who have no or little experience with QCA. After the course you will understand the methodological foundations of QCA. After the course you will know how to conduct a basic QCA study by yourself. See the course website for additional details.

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November 2020

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

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

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…

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8th International QCA Expert Workshop 2020

November 23, 2020 - November 24, 2020
Online
Free

The 8th International QCA Expert Workshop (ETH Zurich, Online event, 23/24 November 2020) provides a venue for experienced QCA researchers to discuss the latest and most important developments around QCA. The workshop focuses exclusively on methodological and conceptual advances around QCA, not on applications of QCA in empirical research. We expect all participants to actively participate in the program. In order to allow for active participation among researchers with diverse academic backgrounds, the number of participants is limited. If you’re…

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4th International QCA Paper Development Workshop

November 25, 2020 - November 26, 2020
Online
Free

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…

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January 2021

Webinar: Combining NCA and QCA

January 26
Online
Free

This webinar begins with a short introduction to NCA, followed by a comparison of NCA and QCA and suggestions for using both techniques to complement one another.  The webinar will last approximately 1.5 hours (~60 minutes of presentation plus ~30 minutes of Q&A). To facilitate participants from different time zones, the webinar will be offered twice: NCA and QCA 1: Tuesday 26th January 9:00 (CET, Rotterdam Time) NCA and QCA 2: Tuesday 26th January 17:00 (CET, Rotterdam Time)

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March 2021

ECPR Winter School: Comparative Research Design

March 15 - March 19
Online
£465 – £485

This course provides training on methods that enable a researcher to construct a solid and well-argued comparative research design (CRD) – any research enterprise that comprises at least two ‘cases’ or units of analysis.  We will cover multiple options, from very few cases (small-n) to multiple cases (intermediate-n) to many cases (larger-n), and in particular options that are QCA-compatible.  By the end of this course, you will be able to write up a well-constructed CRD section for your project and…

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ECPR Winter School: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

March 15 @ 2:30 pm - March 19 @ 5:00 pm GMT
Online
£465 – £485

This course introduces you to Qualitative Comparative Analysis and fuzzy sets, and their application in the social sciences, using the R software environment.  It starts out by familiarising you with the basic concepts of the underlying methodological perspective, including formal logic, Boolean algebra, causal complexity, and calibration. From there, we move to the central notions of necessity and sufficiency, and discuss ways to analyse these using parameters of fit and visualisation techniques. The core of the course focuses on the…

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ECPR Winter School: Advanced Qualitative Comparative Analysis

March 22 @ 2:30 pm - March 26 @ 5:00 pm GMT
Online
£465 – £875

This course will deepen your understanding of the potentials and pitfalls of set-theoretic methods. The skills you gain will enable you to be more critical and assertive if and when you choose or reject set-theoretic methods as the most appropriate research method for your research project. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce QCA studies of a quality and level of sophistication beyond the current mainstream and thus yield substantive results that are more compelling…

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June 2021

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): A set-analytic approach to studying organizational configurations

June 21 - June 25
Erasmus Research Institute of Management, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA Netherlands
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Free – €250

This 3-day introduces you to the nuts and bolts of QCA. It is structured in six session (each ½ days) covering the history of QCA, the logics of case selection and research designs, small-N QCA, large-N QCA, configurational research in management, and advanced topics in QCA. Throughout the course, we will also explore opportunities for you to use QCA for your own research. After the course, you should be familiar with the history of QCA and current advanced topics in…

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