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Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation

Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation

January 2019 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Chapter 1: Qualitative Comparative Analysis as Part of a Mixed Methods Approach
Overview of Mixed Methods Study Designs  
How QCA Compares to Other Quantitative and Qualitative Methods  
Underlying Assumptions of Causal Complexity  
QCA in Mixed Methods Studies  
Overview of the Rest of the Book and Guifing QCA Heuristic  
Chapter 2: Overview of QCA Concepts and Terminology
Configural Research Questions  
The Concept of Sets  
Set Operators and Symbolic Notation  
From Concepts to Real World Application  
Chapter 3: Selecting Cases and Choosing Conditions and Outcome
Overview of Case, Condition, and Outcome Selection  
Apply Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Considerations for Selecting Cases  
Apply Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Considerations for Selecting Conditions and Outcomes  
Identify Strategies for Optimizing the Number of Cases and Conditions  
School Health Features and Academic Performance Example  
Chapter 4: Calibrating Sets and Managing Data
Data Types and Sources  
Calibration versus Measurement  
Types of Calibration and Processes Used  
Calibration Examples  
Good Calibration Practices and Data Management Strategies  
Chapter 5: Analyzing the Data -- Initial Analyses
Overview of Analysis  
Transform a Data Matrix into a Truth Table  
Strategies for Managing Contradictory Truth Table Rows  
Revisiting the Data to Manage Contradictory Truth Table Rows  
Inspect the Truth Table for Potential Issues  
Conduct an Analysis of Necessary Conditions and Combinations of Conditions  
Conduct Analysis of Sufficient Conditions and Combinations of Conditions  
Chapter 6: Analyzing the Data -- Model Analytics
Overview of Model Analytics  
Interpret Solution Parameters of Fit  
Evaluating Assumptions  
Evaluating Assumptions: An Applied Example  
Evaluating Model Ambiguity: An Applied Example  
Assessing Robustness  
Evaluating Robustness: An Applied Example  
Iterative Respecification  
Chapter 7: Interpreting Results: Within- and Cross-Case Analysis
Overview of Interpretation  
Considerations for Conducting Within- and Cross-Case Analysis  
Study Aims and Case Selection for Within-and Cross-Case Analysis  
Methods or Within Case and Cross-Case Analysis  
Example: School health and Wellness Policies and Academic Performance  
Chapter 8: Advanced Topics in QCA
Multi-value QCA  
Incorporating Time in QCA  
Critiques of QCA  
Chapter 9: Preparing Proposals, Reports, Manuscripts, and Presentations
Reporting QCA Methods  
Summarizing Findings and Limitations  
Improving Accessibility to Readers  
Responding to Peer Review Critiques  
Chapter 10: Examples of Mixed Methods Approaches using QCA
QCA Within a Mixed Methods Approach  
Example of Convergent Design: Evaluation of the Jobs to Careers Program  
Example of Sequential Design: A Configurational Approach to Understanding Project Delays  


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ISBN: 9781506390215