Course Description: This workshop provides an introduction into Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), a method based on set theory and Boolean algebra to uncover relations between explanatory conditions and an outcome in medium- to large-n datasets. We will discuss the set-theoretic and Boolean foundations of the method, its logic of inference and learn how to use the method in practice, working with real-life datasets.
This workshop is aimed at beginners and no previous knowledge of set-theoretic fundamentals or the method is required. A working knowledge of the software R is beneficial but not necessary. Participants should bring a laptop computer with a recent copy of R and RStudio installed.
Date of Event: 19.-20.06.2018
Location: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Lecturer: Dr David Kuehn is Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies.
Further Information and Registration (Deadline: 6 April 2018)