Paves the way for an innovative approach to empirical scientific work through a strategy that integrates key strengths of both qualitative (case-oriented) and quantitative (variable-oriented) approaches. This first-of-its-kind text is ideally suited for “small-N” or “intermediate-N” research situations, which both mainstream qualitative and quantitative methods find difficult to address.

Addressing the Critiques of QCA

Gisèle DeMeurBenoîtRihouxSakuraYamasaki

Goals of This Chapter

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Draw a distinction between relevant and less relevant critiques voiced vis-à-vis QCA techniques
  • Have a clearer view of the respective strengths and limitations of csQCA, mvQCA, and fsQCA
  • Distinguish critiques that are specific to QCA techniques from ...
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