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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wolfson Workshop - Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Research Methods

6th December 2012, 12:30 to 16:30, F009, Wolfson Research Institute Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton

The Wolfson Research Institute in collaboration with the ESRC North-East Doctoral Training Centre at Durham are pleased to host a workshop on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).  

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a case-orientated method concerned with applying set-theoretic logic to the understanding of casual complexity.  The workshop will include an introduction to the method focusing in particular on its logic of inquiry and will provide examples of its application to a number of public policy issues.

This workshop will be ran by:  Professor David Byrne, Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Dr Jonathan Wistow, Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social Sciences.  There will be an introduction from Rebecca Maier, NHS Engagement Manager and Dr Adetayo Kasim, WRIHW Statistician, Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.

This workshop is open to Wolfson Fellows, Wolfson Postgraduate Associates and Postgraduate Students.


Registration for this workshop is now closed.  Please contact Jennifer Cook (ext 40206) or email to check for spare places.


12.30pm - 1.00pm Lunch (WRI Street)
1.00pm An Introduction to QCA (F009)
1.45pm An Illustration of QCA using a health inequalities example
2.30pm Break (tea/coffee - WRI Street)
2.50pm Pros, cons and limitations of QCA with examples
4.00pm Discussion
4.20pm Resources available to use QCA
4.30pm Close

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