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I am a research associate at the University of Geneva, where my primary work focuses on the development and application of empirical research and evaluation methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-approach techniques, data analytics and questions of causal inference. In this connection, I concentrate on configurational comparative methods (CCMs), such as Coincidence Analysis (CNA), Event Structure Analysis (ESA) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), in particular. I also have a strong interest in questions of research design more broadly defined. Last but not least, I occupy myself with possibilities to improve the teaching of empirical research methods and data analytics at all levels of higher education, using computational innovations and graphically dynamic tools.
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QCA tutorial published advance online in American Journal of Evaluation
Configurational research has long been one of the main preoccupations of evaluation scholars and practitioners. In this article, I provide a hands-on tutorial for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)-currently the most popular configurational comparative method. In drawing on a recent evaluation of patient follow-through effectiveness in Lynch syndrome tumor-screening programs, I explain the search target of QCA, introduce its core concepts, guide readers through the procedural protocol of this method and alert them to mistakes frequently made in QCA's use. An annotated replication file for the QCApro package accompanies this tutorial. For more details, visit the article's website.