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February 2020

ECPR Methods School: Advanced Topics in Set-Theoretic Methods and QCA

February 17, 2020 - February 21, 2020
University of Bamberg, Kapuzinerstraße 16
Bamberg, D-96047 Germany
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This course addresses advanced issues that arise if and when scholars embrace notions of sets and their relations. While it is a course about set-theoretic methods writ large, most of the time, we will discuss issues specific to QCA. We will try and address all the following topics but, depending on participants' needs and interests, we can put more emphasis on some: set-theoretic multi-method research; robustness and sensitivity; set-theoretic theory evaluation; enhanced Standard Analysis;   data structures and set-theoretic methods, including…

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March 2020

Southern California QCA Workshop – CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020
University of California, Irvine
$175 – $375

The goal of this workshop is to provide a ground-up introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets. Participants will get intensive instruction and hands-on experience with the fsQCA software package and on completion should be prepared to design and execute research projects using the set-analytic approach. Update: The workshop has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic

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June 2020

Qualitative Comparative Analysis

June 1, 2020 - June 3, 2020
Online
$1400 – $2700

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a method that has become part of the toolbox in disciplines such as political science, sociology, public administration and organization and management studies. QCA can be used to answer any research question if one is interested in analyzing patterns of necessity and sufficiency in a group of cases, ranging from a handful to many thousands. This course introduces participants to the principles and techniques of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) on a methodological and an applied…

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July 2020

Complexity, Organizations, and Grand Challenges (36th EGOS Colloquium)

July 2, 2020 - July 4, 2020
University of Hamberg Hamberg, 20146 Germany + Google Map
€245 – €545

Managers and organizational scholars are increasingly being called on to deal with “grand challenges” and “wicked problems,” including issues such as poverty, public health, and climate change, to name but a few. One of the hallmarks of such grand challenges is their complexity, for as the EGOS Colloquium 2020 theme notes, they involve “an array of potential dilemmas, paradoxes, complexities, contradictions, and conflicts”. Such complexity is challenging and often surprising in both its nature and its consequences. Their interdependencies mean…

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Comparative Research Designs (1st ECPR Virtual Summer School)

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Online
£465 – £875

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).  By the end of this course, you will be able to write up a well-constructed CRD section for your project and to reflect strategically on your comparative research…

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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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