MOOC Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Course dates

The course is always available online. So, you can start when it's convenient.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is about 50 euros. 

Course information

Qualitative Comparative Analysis is a comparative method that is mainly used in the social sciences for the assessment of cause-effect relations (i.e. causation). This method can be used for the analysis of cases on all levels: macro (e.g. countries), meso (e.g. organisations) and micro (e.g. individuals). It is mostly used for research of small- and medium-sized samples and populations (10-100 cases), but it can also be used for larger groups. Ideally, the number of cases is at least 10. QCA cannot be used if you are doing an in-depth study of one case.

The activities of the course include watching the videos, consulting supplementary material where necessary, and doing assignments. The activities should be done in that order: first watch the videos; then consult supplementary material (if desired) for more details and examples; then do the assignments.

What will you learn in this course?

  • After the course you will understand the methodological foundations of QCA.
  • After the course you will know how to conduct a basic QCA study by yourself.

Contact

Fadi Hirzalla

Email address
hirzalla@egsh.eur.nl

Course dates

The course is always available online. So, you can start when it's convenient.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is about 50 euros. 

Tax
Not applicable
Duration
5 weeks
Offered by
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Discipline
Social sciences
Course type
Open lecture
Instruction language
English
Funding

private

Registration

For more information and registration: Visit the Coursera website.

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