By Alrik Thiem
Social technology concept frequently builds on units and their kin. Correlation-based equipment of clinical enquiry, although, use linear algebra and are unsuited to interpreting set family members. the improvement of Qualitative Comparative research (QCA) via Charles Ragin has given social scientists a proper device for opting for set-theoretic connections in line with Boolean algebra. consequently, curiosity during this strategy has markedly risen between social scientists lately. This ebook deals the 1st whole creation on tips on how to practice QCA within the R software program atmosphere for statistical computing and images with the QCA package deal. built as a finished resolution, QCA presents an exceptional scope of performance for studying crisp, multi-value and fuzzy units. The reader isn't required to have wisdom of R, however the publication assumes an figuring out of the basics of QCA. utilizing examples from released paintings, the authors exhibit tips on how to utilize QCA’s wide-ranging services for the reader’s personal reasons. even supposing mostly written for political scientists, this publication is additionally of curiosity to students from different disciplines within the social sciences resembling sociology, enterprise, administration, association, anthropology, schooling and health.