2nd International QCA Summer Workshops 2019

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

May 22, 2019

May 24, 2019



2nd International QCA Summer Workshops 2019


The 2nd International QCA Summer Workshops will take place in Antwerp (Belgium) on 22-24 May 2019. They will consist in a sequence of three workshops: (1) an Advanced applications workshop (22 May) in which users with at least intermediate-level knowledge of QCA receive more advanced feedback on their work-in-progress from QCA experts; (2) an invitation-only Expert workshop (23 May) gathering QCA experts and developers so as to make progress on some QCA innovation fronts; (3) a Paper development workshop (24 May) in which early-stage users receive expert guidance on their first QCA application.

Besides the three workshops: two parallel, two-day (22-23 May) modular doctoral courses will be offered: an Introduction to QCA doctoral course for participants with no prior QCA training, and an Intermediate-level QCA doctoral course for participants with some prior level of QCA training or practice. In addition, there will be a specific half-day session for consultants (23 May).

Local organizers: Bart Cambré (University of Antwerp), Benoît Rihoux (UCLouvain)

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The use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) methods is increasing rapidly. They distinguish themselves from other empirical approaches, such as regression analysis or case study research. In particular, with QCA, researchers study social phenomena with the use of sets and the search for set relationships. It turns out that in virtually all disciplines in social sciences, social phenomena can be studied with set relations, and using set-theoretic methods is thus highly valuable. This workshop represents a unique opportunity to discover an increasingly important method that you may find useful in your own research, to interact with leading QCA scholars, to assimilate fundamental steps with hands-on work, and to learn how to conduct rigorous QCA research.



Important for LouRIM members!

Please note as one of the sponsors of this event, all LouRIM members benefit from special discount fees (“sponsor rate” = 50% or less of the lowest regular fees): 90 EUR for the Advanced applications workshop, 70 EUR for the Paper development workshop, and 100 EUR for a full two-day doctoral course.