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6 - Post-QCA Tools

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 October 2021

Ioana-Elena Oana
Affiliation:
European University Institute, Florence
Carsten Q. Schneider
Affiliation:
Central European University, Budapest
Eva Thomann
Affiliation:
Universität Konstanz, Germany
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Summary

It significantly strengthens the inferences drawn based on QCA results if we connect these results to theoretical knowledge and within-case evidence before, during, and after the analysis. In this chapter, we discuss two prominent tools of doing so after the analytic moment – set-theoretic theory evaluation and set-theoretic multi-method research (SMMR) – and demonstrate their implementation within R. Theory evaluation is a form of re-assessing theoretical hunches based on the results generated by QCA. While it can also be used for the identification of interesting cases for follow-up case studies, this task is better achieved with set-theoretic multi-method research. The latter is a tool for identifying typical and deviant cases for comparative or single within-case analysis.

Learning goals:

- Basic understanding of what theory-evaluation and set-theoretic multimethod research are.

- Familiarity with how to apply formal set-theoretic theory evaluation for re-assessing theoretical hunches based on the results generated by QCA.

- Familiarity with how to use set-theoretic multi-method research (SMMR) for the identification of cases for follow-up case studies after QCA.

- Ability to implement theory evaluation and SMMR in R.

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R
A Beginner's Guide
, pp. 172 - 200
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Post-QCA Tools
  • Ioana-Elena Oana, European University Institute, Florence, Carsten Q. Schneider, Central European University, Budapest, Eva Thomann, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  • Book: Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R
  • Online publication: 07 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009006781.013
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  • Post-QCA Tools
  • Ioana-Elena Oana, European University Institute, Florence, Carsten Q. Schneider, Central European University, Budapest, Eva Thomann, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  • Book: Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R
  • Online publication: 07 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009006781.013
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  • Post-QCA Tools
  • Ioana-Elena Oana, European University Institute, Florence, Carsten Q. Schneider, Central European University, Budapest, Eva Thomann, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  • Book: Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using R
  • Online publication: 07 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009006781.013
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