The Evaluation Of Complex Infrastructure Projects: A Guide To Qualitative Comparative Analysis

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Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning.

“Disentangling within-case complexity is a challenging task; even more so if one examines multiple cases. Gerrits and Verweij brilliantly demonstrate, using the latest conceptual and technical innovations, and through the concrete example of infrastructure projects, that QCA can produce qualitative leaps in taking on this challenge. This book is a must-read for researchers, evaluators, and practitioners who take both complexity and comparison seriously.” – Prof. Dr. Benoît Rihoux, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Publication | Gerrits, L.M. & Verweij, S. (2018). The evaluation of complex infrastructure projects: A guide to qualitative comparative analysis. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.