The International QCA Workshops started in 2013 with the objective to provide a platform for researchers from various disciplines interested in applying and developing QCA to network and exchange ideas and to develop opportunities for further scientific collaboration.
During the past years, sociologists, political scientists, management researchers, software developers, philosophers, and researchers from other disciplines have joined our workshops. We focus on the frontiers of comparative configurational methods and provide a constructive, collegial, and informal environment to discuss conceptual, empirical, and methodological work in this area.
We voluntarily organize the International QCA Workshops. Since 2017, the workshops are officially endorsed by COMPASSS.
In 2017, 30 years after the publication of Charles Ragin’s “The Comparative Method” in 1987, we celebrated QCA’s anniversary. Given that QCA has by now established itself as a valuable methodological approach in various disciplines across the social and natural sciences, we also began offering three different workshop formats:
- The International QCA Expert Workshop: Nov-Dec Zurich
- The International QCA Paper Development Workshop: Nov-Dec in Zurich
- The International QCA Summer Workshop: May-June, changing locations
If you have any questions or comments, we look forward to hearing from you!