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.
About the lecturer
Dr. David Kuehn is Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies. Dr. Julia Grauvogel is Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs, Editor of Africa Spectrum, and Speaker of the Research Team "Interventions and Security", RP 2 "Peace and Security."
Please note that other external participants than the one mentioned in the target group above are asked to pay a small course fee. For inquiries please contact the GIGA DP Student Assistant.