Be sure to select the Early Fee until April 30th
Buy one course, get a 10% discount on an IPSA course 10-OFF (code)
Buy two short courses, get a 15% discount on an IPSA course 15-OFF (code)
IPSA Courses' purchase limited to 1 per student

Carretera al Ajusco 377, Colonia Héroes de Padierna, CDMX


10 items left

Prerequisite knowledge

Participants are not required to have any prior knowledge of QCA or the R software environment and the package relevant for set-theoretic methods. However, they would profit from prior empirical-comparative training and we strongly encourage advance familiarization with the basic principles of the method by reading the recommended literature as specified in the reading list. A previous introduction to the basic functions of R and RStudio – freely available on the internet - will be useful to start working with the software from day 1.

Short outline

This course introduces participants to set-theoretic methods and their application in the social sciences with a focus on Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The course starts out by familiarizing students with the basic concepts of the underlying methodological perspective, among them the central notions of necessity and sufficiency, formal logic and Boolean algebra. From there, we move to the logic and analysis of truth tables and discuss the most important problems that emerge when this analytical tool is used for exploring social science data. Right from the beginning, students will be exposed to performing set-theoretic analyses with the relevant R software packages. When discussing set-theoretic methods, in-class debates will engage on broad, general comparative social research issues, such as case selection principles, concept formation, questions of data aggregation and the treatment of causally relevant notions of time. Examples are drawn from published applications in the social sciences. Participants are encouraged to bring their own raw data for in-class exercises and assignments, if available.

download more information


Early Fees applicable until April 30th  
• Applicants who pay Student Fees should present the documents which accredits them as such by sending an e-mail to right after making the paymentif the accreditation documents are not sent the fee difference must be paid.
• IPSA Courses' purchase is limited to 1 (one) per student to avoid schedule overlap.

Starts on: Jun 10th
Finishes on: Jun 21st
Schedule: 9:00 to 13:00
Lab Sessions: 14:00 to 16:00
Language: Taught in English
1st Week Carsten Schneider
2nd Week Werner J. Patzelt
Early Fee in pesos: $ 12,090.00 MXN
Early Fee in dollars: $ 620 USD
Students Early Fee in pesos: $ 7,800.00 MXN
Students Early Fee in dollars: $ 400 USD
Full Price in pesos: $ 13,065.00 MXN
Full Price in dollars: $ 683.31 USD
Students Fee in pesos: $ 8,385.00 MXN
Students Fee in dollars: $ 430 USD