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Category Archives: Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Don’t conflate fuzzy set membership with cases in QCA
How to properly interpret consistency and coverage values in fuzzyset QCA. Continue reading
Curiosities of QCA: Fuzzyset consistency
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is the method of choice for the analysis of set relations and has changed considerably and improved over the years. The more one delves into the method, however, the more things you (I, at least) stumble … Continue reading
You are a regularity theorist when using the Coincidence Analysis algorithm in QCA
One of the recent big and, in my view, underappreciated innovations in the field of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is Baumgartner’s formulation of the Coincidence Analysis algorithm (CNA). Baumgartner presents it as an alternative to QCA, which I do not … Continue reading
Another mistaken criticism of set theory and settheoretic methods
For some time now, a discussion has been raging about the pros and cons of set theory and the use of settheoretic methods (STM) in the social sciences (e.g., in Sociological Methodology and the APSA Newsletter). Following up on a … Continue reading
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The irony of Lucas/Szatrowski’s QCA criticism
Among the recent criticisms of QCA, Lucas and Szatrowski’s (LS) critique stands out in multiple respects, including its scope, its tone (QCA is “a nonanalytic means to identify asymmetric causal illusions”, p. 66), and the responses it provoked (and the … Continue reading
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Reproducible QCA studies with fs/QCA
How to enhance reproducibility when using fs/QCA software Continue reading
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