QCA

Comparative Analysis using Boolean Algebra

Comparative analysis is an important methodological tool in the social sciences, a via media between qualitative and the quantitative research designs. It extends classical qualitative analysis through a systematic method of comparing cases, and …

Set Theoretic Methods

Apart from the well established and ever evolving quantitative research methods, a relatively new method begins to gain momentum. Political sciences, and more generally macro- comparative sociological studies work with a small number of cases …

Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Decision-Making: What Accounts for Their Effectiveness? The Case of Romania

Collaborative dispute resolution is essential in natural resource management in the process of negotiating solutions to environmental issues. Our study aims to look at the factors which appear to contribute to the effectiveness of collaborative …

Critical Tension: Sufficiency and Parsimony in QCA

The refutation of Baumgartner & Thiem (2017).

QCA with R. A Comprehensive Resource

Starting with version 2.0, the QCA package in R witnessed substantial improvements in both the functionality of the written commands and also the Graphical User Interface. Considerable effort is made to maintain backwards compatibility with older versions of the package, so that previous publications could still be replicated with the current version, but the new features required an almost complete re-write of the previous book published at Springer. This new book contains detailed explanations on how to perform QCA with R using the latest cutting edge developments, among which: better calibrations, improved dialogs in the GUI, expanded parameters of fit, native SOP expressions, conjunctural directional expectations, and the most advanced minimization engine called CCubes.

Consistency Cubes. A Fast, Efficient Method for exact Boolean Minimization

The most recent, cutting edge Boolean minimization algorithm.

Enhancing Sensitivity Diagnostics for Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Combinatorial Approach

Sensitivity diagnostics has recently been put high on the agenda of methodological research into Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Existing studies in this area rely on the technique of exhaustive enumeration, and the majority of works examine …

Enhancing the Minimization of Boolean and Multivalue Output Functions With eQMC

Configurational comparative methods have gained in popularity among sociologists and political scientists. In particular, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) has attracted considerable attention in recent years. The process of Boolean minimization …

Elemente de Analiză Comparativă

Elemente de analiză comparativă face o prezentare a unui domeniu metodologic bogat, care a cunoscut o explozie de interes în ultimii 25 de ani. Dezvoltată cu precădere în sociologie și științele politice, analiza calitativ comparativă poate fi …

QCA: A Package for Qualitative Comparative Analysis

We present QCA, a package for performing Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). QCA is becoming increasingly popular with social scientists, but none of the existing software alternatives covers the full range of core procedures. This gap is now …