Tag: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Critical Realism As A Meta-Framework For Understanding The Relationships Between Complexity And Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Many methods are used in research on complexity. One of these is QCA. Although many authors allude to the relationships between complexity and QCA, these links are rarely made explicit. We propose that one way of doing so is by using critical realism as a meta-framework. This article discusses the viability of this approach by …

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Understanding And Researching Complexity With Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Evaluating Transportation Infrastructure Projects

In the article we propose a complexity-informed framework for evaluating transportation infrastructure projects. The article does this through four steps. First, the properties of infrastructure development projects are discussed. This leads to the conclusion that the specific locality or contextualization of a given project is important for explaining the outcome. Hence, there is a need for an ontology and …

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Systematische Kwalitatieve Vergelijkende Analyse

Systematische kwalitatieve vergelijkende analyse (SKVA) – of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in het Engels – is in 1987 door Charles C. Ragin geïntroduceerd met zijn boek The Comparative Method. Ragin beoogt met zijn werk een brug te slaan tussen kwalitatief casusonderzoek en kwantitatief variabelegeoriënteerd onderzoek, waarbij hij een synthese van beide onderzoekstypen voorstelt. SKVA staat een vergelijking van …

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