Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Through the Use of FsQCA Software
QCA has gained many adepts in recent years and today is presented as a mixed-method that, using a set-theoretic approach, allows for a better understanding of complex causality and how the combination of different factors leads to the desired output. The aim of this course is to provide an initial introduction to this technique. Therefore, we will start reviewing the theoretical foundations and then move on and provide practical examples on how to correctly apply QCA. For this course, we will use fsQCA software.
The course is taught by Dr. Jasmina Berbegal, associate professor in the Department of Management at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Previously, she worked at UIC Barcelona. She has also been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley (USA) and a Visiting Scholar at the Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, University College London, and King's College London. Currently, she is the editor in chief of the journal Intangible Capital and associate editor of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management and the Journal of Science and Technology Education. She is on the editorial board of Management Decision and the Journal of Business Research. Her research focuses on the areas of university-business collaboration, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and business innovation processes.
Prerequisites & admissions
Registration from 15 November 2021 to 15 January 2022. Admission by order of registration (40 places).
The course is targeted to academics, doctoral students or professionals who are interested in the use of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) for their research projects.