Wednesday 11th November 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT / 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Presenters: Lasse Gerrits and Sofia Pagliarin
Research methods usually struggle with the complexity of social processes, such as policy processes, and how they play out over time. As commonly acknowledged, the outcome of these processes observed ‘here and now’ is a result of what happened ‘back then’. We therefore need to account for the conditions back in time to explain what is happening now. We present a novel version of Qualitative Comparative Analysis, called Trajectory-based QCA (TJ-QCA). This method compares processes over time to highlight the combinations of conditions that contribute to the outcome.
In the presentation, we will discuss the technique of TJ-QCA as well as the causal reasoning behind the technique. We will use examples from policy evaluation to demonstrate how the technique works. Of course, there will be ample time to ask questions.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Lasse Gerrits is professor in urban planning at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). Dr. Sofia Pagliarin is professor ad interim in political science at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg (DE). They work together in aligning QCA with actual social complexity for the sake of policy and planning research.
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