Massive Open Online Course

Course 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

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 | Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Discipline
Social sciences
Course type
Open lecture | MOOC
Instruction language
English
Funding
Private

Registration

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