The R Journal: article published in 2013, volume 5:1

QCA: A Package for Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Alrik Thiem and Adrian Duşa , The R Journal (2013) 5:1, pages 87-97.

Abstract We present QCA, a package for performing Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). QCA is becoming increasingly popular with social scientists, but none of the existing software alternatives covers the full range of core procedures. This gap is now filled by QCA. After a mapping of the method’s diffusion, we introduce some of the package’s main capabilities, including the calibration of crisp and fuzzy sets, the analysis of necessity relations, the construction of truth tables and the derivation of complex, parsimonious and intermediate solutions.

Received: 2012-04-20; online 2013-06-03
CRAN packages: QCA, QCA3, VennDiagram

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  author = {Alrik Thiem and Adrian Duşa},
  title = {{QCA: A Package for Qualitative Comparative Analysis}},
  year = {2013},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
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  pages = {87--97},
  volume = {5},
  number = {1}