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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    After the course you will understand the methodological foundations of QCA.

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    After the course you will know how to conduct a basic QCA study by yourself.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-10 hours a week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
16 hours to complete

Introduction, analytic foundations and the QCA research process

4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings
4 videos
1.2. QCA vs other approaches9m
1.3. Set theory and complex causality9m
1.4. The QCA research field4m
2 readings
Course guide10m
Readings in course guide15h
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Research design and calibration

4 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
2.2. Cases, outcomes and conditions7m
2.3. Crisp vs fuzzy sets4m
2.4. Calibration with quantitative, qualitative and secondary data6m
1 reading
Readings in course guide10m
1 practice exercise
Assignment 1. Main terms and background30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

The truth table

3 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
3.2. Raw consistency7m
3.3. Resolving contradictory configurations6m
1 reading
Readings in course guide10m
2 practice exercises
Assignment 3. Make a truth table for crisp data30m
Assignment 4. Make a truth table for fuzzy data1h 30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Logical minimization and the interpretation of output

3 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
4.2. The minimal formula8m
4.3. Parameters of fit6m
1 reading
Readings in course guide10m
1 practice exercise
Assignment 5. Minimize a truth table1h
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Top reviews from Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

By JGJul 26th 2019

Nice introductory course. Good pacing, highlights are being discussed, easy to follow.

Instructor

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Fadi Hirzalla

Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences (EGSH), Erasmus University Rotterdam

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