What is Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)?

This slide show from Charles C Ragin, provides a detailed explanation, including examples, that clearly demonstrates the question, 'What is QCA?' 


  • Background
  • Four (relatively abstract) answers to the question, “What is QCA?”
  • The bare-bones basics of crisp-set QCA
  • Crisp versus fuzzy sets
  • What is QCA? FREE software
  • What is QCA? An epistemic community
  • Brief bibliography


Ragin, C. C. Department of Sociology and Department of Political Science, University of Arizona, (n.d.). What is qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)?. Retrieved from website: http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/250/1/What_is_QCA.pdf

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