Un año más hemos asistido al congreso Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA 2013) en su tercera edición celebrada en Valencia (Spain). Allí hemos presentado una ponencia sobre el sofware que hemos desarrollado para el uso de QCA.

Fernandez, V., Sallan, J.M. and Simo, P. (2013). QCAsoft: A new software for qualitative comparative analysis. The 3rd Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA 2013). Valencia (Spain).

Abstract: A new software suite, called QCAsoft, has been developed for qualitative comparative analysis. In contrast to the rest of programs, QCAsoft allows to analyze the necessary conditions and sufficient conditions through three different methods: graphically, by degrees of consistency and coverage, and statistically. Moreover, QCAsoft is running under a virtual machine of JAVA, which allows executing in different operations Systems: MS WINDOWS, MAC OSX, and Linux. QCAsoft contains some unique features in terms of a user friendly graphical environment. In order to present this software, the paper presents the theoretical background of qualitative comparative analysis, and introduces an example. Finally, we compare the results of analyzing this example using qualitative comparative analysis and the results of the same example using a linear regression model.

Keywords: Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Software, Java.