By Benoît Rihoux,Charles C. Ragin

Configurational Comparative Methods paves the way in which for an cutting edge method of empirical clinical paintings via a technique that integrates key strengths of either qualitative (case-oriented) and quantitative (variable-oriented) ways. This first-of-its-kind textual content is preferrred for "small-N" or "intermediate-N" examine events, which either mainstream qualitative and quantitative equipment locate tricky to handle. Benoît Rihoux and Charles C. Ragin, besides their contributing authors, provide either a uncomplicated, comparative study layout evaluation and a technical and hands-on assessment of Crisp-Set QCA (csQCA), Multi-Value QCA (mvQCA), and Fuzzy-Set QCA (fsQCA).

Key Features

  • Discusses current purposes in lots of diversified fields and disciplines besides cutting-edge assurance of the strengths and barriers of those techniques
  • Demonstrates extra artistic methods of utilizing QCA techniques
  • Provides recommendation on the best way to boost a comparative examine layout (case and variable choice) in addition to a particular approach known as MSDO/MDSO (most comparable, diverse outcome/most diverse, related outcome).
  • Shows the way to practice the technical operations associated with 3 particular QCA options: csQCA, mvQCA, and fsQCA
  • Includes a thesaurus, an intensive bibliography, and a close checklist of fine practices at each level of the study process

Intended Audience

A needs to for any scholar or researcher who desires to have interaction in systematic cross-case comparability within the social and behavioral sciences, the booklet is perfect to be used in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level social technology learn tools courses.

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