Qualitative comparative analysis: Meer behorend bij de kwalitatieve dan de kwantitatieve benadering

Faculty/Professorship: Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems  
Author(s): Pattyn, Valérie; Gerrits, Lasse; Verweij, Stefan
Title of the Journal: KWALON : tijdschrift voor kwalitatief onderzoek in Nederland
ISSN: 1385-1535
Publisher Information: 's-Gravenhage
Year of publication: 2015
Volume: 20
Issue: 3
Pages: 26-33
Language(s): Dutch
URL: http://www.boomlemmatijdschriften.nl/tijdschrif...
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is an approach that enables systematically comparing qualitative case study data. The fact that QCA borrows certain elements from quantitative methods (such as the use of Boolean algebra and the quantification of conditions and outcomes) may raise questions about the qualitative character of QCA. Based on a discussion of four criteria relating to causal analysis, we argue that QCA belongs to the qualitative research tradition. Where QCA borrows characteristics from the quantitative approach, this is only for the sake of a qualitative objective: to better understand the conditions underlying a particular outcome or phenomenon.
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Nein
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/40103
Year of publication: 18. January 2016