Publications

Peer-reviewed monograph
(2012): Case Studies and Causal Inference: An Integrative Framework. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peer-reviewed articles

(all authors contributed equally to co-authored publications unless stated otherwise)

Rohlfing, Ingo and Christina Zuber (2021): Check your truth conditions! Clarifying the relationship between theories of causation and social science methods for causal inference. Sociological Methods & Research 50 (4): 1623-1659
[gated version; accepted preprint; reproduction material]

Rohlfing, Ingo, Susanne Krenzer, Lea Königshofen, Ayjeren Bekmuratovna R. and Jan Schwalbach (2021): A reproduction analysis of 106 Articles using Qualitative Comparative Analysis, 2016–2018. Political Science & Politics 54 (2): 292-296.
[publisher version open access; reproduction material]

Contributor roles: Ingo Rohlfing conceptualized the study, co-checked all reproduction scripts, implemented the empirical analysis, wrote article drafts and was in charge of correspondence with the authors of the original articles. Susanne Krenzer, Lea Königshofen, Ayjeren R. and Jan Schwalbach reproduced QCA articles, wrote reproduction scripts and revised the article drafts.

Rohlfing, Ingo (2020): The choice between crisp and fuzzy sets in Qualitative Comparative Analysis and the ambiguous consequences for finding consistent set relations. Field Methods 32 (1): 75-88
[gated version; accepted non-corrected preprint; reproduction material]

Schneider, Carsten Q. and Ingo Rohlfing (2019): Set-theoretic Multimethod Research: The Role of Test Corridors and Conjunctions for Case Selection. Swiss Political Science Review.25 (3): 253-275.
[publisher version open access; reproduction material]

Rohlfing, Ingo and Tobias Schafföner (2019): The time-varying relationship between economic globalization and the ideological center of gravity of party systems. PLOS ONE
[publisher version open access; reproduction material]

(2018): Power and false negatives in Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Political Analysis 26 (1): 72-89 
[gated version; accepted preprint + reproduction material]

Derek Beach and Ingo Rohlfing (2018): Integrating cross-case analyses and process tracing in set-theoretic research: strategies and parameters of debate. Sociological Methods & Research 47 (1): 3-36
[gated version; accepted preprint]

Rohlfing, Ingo and Carsten Q. Schneider (2018): A unifying framework for causal analysis in set-theoretic multi-method research. Sociological Methods & Research 47 (1): 37-63
[gated version; accepted preprint]

Kuehn, David and Ingo Rohlfing (2016): Are There Really Two Cultures? A Pilot Study on the Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Political Science. European Journal of Political Research 55 (4): 885-905
[gated, accepted preprint + reproduction material]

Corrigendum because of a coding error we spotted and corrected after publication of the article:
Kuehn, David and Ingo Rohlfing (2017): Corrigendum: Are There Really Two Cultures? A Pilot Study on the Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Political Science. European Journal of Political Research 56 (1): 187-187.
[gated, accepted preprint + reproduction material]

(2016): Why simulations are appropriate for evaluating Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Quality & Quantity 50 (5): 2073-2084
[publisher version open access]

Schneider, Carsten Q. and Ingo Rohlfing (2016): Case studies nested in fuzzy-set QCA on sufficiency: formalizing case selection and causal inference. Sociological Methods & Research 45 (3): 526-568
[gated version; accepted preprint; reproduction material]

(2015): Asset or liability? The influence of changes in party membership on party ideology. Party Politics 21(1): 17-27
[gated version; accepted preprintreproduction material]

(2015): Mind the gap: A review of simulation designs for Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Research & Politics (December)
[publisher version open access; reproduction material]

Detterbeck, Klaus and Ingo Rohlfing (2014): Party leaders in Germany. Jean-Benoit Pilet and Bill Cross (eds.): London: Routledge: 77-92
[book publisher website; I am afraid the copyright agreement does not allow me to post a preprint]

(2014): Comparative hypothesis testing via process tracing. Sociological Methods & Research 43 (4): 606-642
[gated version; accepted prepring + appendix]

Rohlfing, Ingo and Peter Starke (2013): Building on solid ground: Robust case selection in multi-method research. Swiss Political Science Review 19 (4): 492-512
[gated version; accepted non-corrected preprint; correction note; reproduction material]

Schneider, Carsten Q., and Ingo Rohlfing (2013): Combining QCA and process tracing in set-theoretic multi-method research. Sociological Methods & Research 42 (4): 559-597 [gated version; reproduction material]

Rohlfing, Ingo, and Carsten Q. Schneider (2013): Improving research on necessary conditions: formalized case selection for process tracing after QCA. Political Research Quarterly 66 (1): 220-235
[gated version; accepted non-corrected preprint; reproduction material]

(2013): Varieties of process tracing and ways to answer why-questions. European Political Science 12 (1): 31-39
[publisher version open access]

(2012): Analyzing multilevel data with QCA: A straightforward procedure. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 15 (6): 497-506
[gated version, accepted preprint]

(2009): Bilateralismus und Multilateralismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen: Ein polit-ökonomischer Ansatz am Beispiel der Handelsbeziehungen. Zeitschrift für internationale Beziehungen 16 (1): 75-101
[publisher version open access]

(2009): Discrimination in international trade: A different perspective. Acta Politica 44 (2): 192-210
[gated version; accepted preprint]

(2008): What you see and what you get: Pitfalls and principles of nested analysis in comparative research. Comparative Political Studies 41 (11): 1492-1514
[gated version; accepted preprint

(2008): Continuity in discontinuity: The domestic political economy of trade cooperation from 1860 to 1914. International Negotiation 13 (2): 211-231
[gated version; ungated typeset version]

Rixen, Thomas and Ingo Rohlfing (2007): The institutional choice of bilateralism and multilateralism in international trade and taxation. International Negotiation 12 (3): 389-414 [gated version; accepted preprint]

Fischer, Jörn, André Kaiser and Ingo Rohlfing (2006): The push and pull of ministerial resignations in Germany, 1969-2005. West European Politics 29 (4): 709-735
[gated version; accepted non-corrected preprint; reproduction material for QCA part]

Not peer reviewed

Rohlfing, Ingo and Ayjeren Bekmuratovna R. (2021): Upgrading an Old QCA Study to Make it More Transparent and Reproducible Using R Markdown. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 19: 23-28.
[open access; reproduction material]

Rohlfing, Ingo and Carsten Q. Schneider (2014): Clarifying misunderstandings, moving forward: towards standards and tools for set-theoretic methods. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 12 (2): 27-34
[open access]

(2013): Principles and practice of social science methods reloaded. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 11 (1): 24-26
[open access]

(2013): A tale of four books. Contribution to symposium on Goertz and Mahoney’s A Tale of Two Cultures. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 11 (1): 12-15
[open access]

(2013): What is the relation between comparative historical analysis and ‘ordinary’ case studies? European Political Science 12 (1): 16-19
[gated version; accepted non-corrected preprint]

Schneider, Carsten Q., and Ingo Rohlfing (2012): Does set-relational causation fit into a potential outcomes framework? An assessment of Gerring’s proposal. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 10 (1): 8-14
[open access]

Kühn, David, and Ingo Rohlfing (2010): Causal explanation and multi-method research in the social sciences. Working Paper no. 26, Political Methodology Working Paper Series of the IPSA Committee on Concepts & Methods
[open access]

Kühn, David and Ingo Rohlfing (2009): Does it, really? Measurement error and omitted variables in multi-method designs. Qualitative & Multi-Method Research 9 (2): 18-22
[open access]

(2008): Vergleichende Fallanalysen. Pickel, Susanne, Gert Pickel, Hans-Joachim Lauth and Detlef Jahn (eds.): Vergleichende politikwissenschaftliche Methoden. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag: 133-151
[gated version]

Erratum (in German): Corrects the wrong tabular representation of the method of agreement [PDF]