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ERIC Number: EJ1142161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-822X
Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Necessary Conditions, and Limited Diversity: Some Problematic Consequences of Schneider and Wagemann's Enhanced Standard Analysis
Cooper, Barry; Glaesser, Judith
Field Methods, v28 n3 p300-315 Aug 2016
We discuss a recent development in the set theoretic analysis of data sets characterized by limited diversity. Ragin, in developing his Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), developed a standard analysis that produces parsimonious, intermediate, and complex Boolean solutions of truth tables. Schneider and Wagemann argue this standard analysis procedure is problematic and develop an enhanced standard analysis (ESA). We show, by developing Schneider and Wagemann's discussion of Stokke's work on fisheries conservation and by discussing a second illustrative truth table, that ESA has problematic features. We consider how scholars might proceed in the face of these problems, considering the relations between limited diversity and the different methods of reducing truth tables instantiated in Ragin's QCA and Baumgartner's Coincidence Analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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