International QCA Paper Development Workshop 2017

The International QCA Young Researcher Workshop (ETH Zurich, 12 December 2017) provides a unique platform for young researchers using 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. We invite submission of abstracts from doctoral and post-doctoral students applying QCA in various fields of research (e.g., sociology, political science, management, evaluation studies, international relations, medicine, and health) as well as policy and business consultants using QCA in their work. If you’re uncertain whether you belong to one of the two groups, please contact us.

The workshop faculty includes internationally renowned QCA scholars from various disciplines with substantive experience in using, developing, and teaching QCA:

  • Barbara Befani, Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity, University of Surrey
  • Peer Fiss, Marshall Business School, University of Southern California
  • Charles Ragin, Dept. of Sociology, University of California Irvine
  • Carsten Schneider, Dept. of Political Science, Central European University
  • Eva Thomann, Dept. of Politics, University of Exeter
  • Benoît Rihoux, School of Political Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Bart Cambré, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp
  • Santi Furnari, Cass Business School, City University of London
  • Claude Rubinson, Dept. of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Lesley Watson, American Cancer Society, Atlanta

To participate in the workshop, please submit an extended abstract of 1,000-1,500 words to Johannes Meuer by September 18, 2017. Your abstract should summarize your study’s topical area, theoretical background, research gap and question, and include details about the data, analytical strategy (for empirical papers), and preliminary results. A panel of QCA experts will review all submissions and evaluate their fit with the workshop according to clarity of purpose, methodological rigor, and innovative character of the research. We will notify applicants no later than October 23, 2017 about opportunities to participate.

Please find more information here in the Call for Abstracts. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.