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Links concerning comparative methods/methodology

Comparative Methods in Political & Social Research website, maintained by David Levi-Faur (Political Science Deparment, University of Haifa, Israël).

Links concerning small N approach and methods

QCA analysis and (fs)QCA software

Linkkejä ja kirjallisuutta kvalitatiivisesta vertailevasta analyysista eli QCA:sta page (in Finnish), maintained by Pentti Luoma (University of Oulu, Finland). Includes a bibliographical list.

Kvalitaiiviseen Vertailevaan Analyysiin (=QCA) Liittyvää Aineistoa page (in Finnish), maintained by Pentti Luoma (University of Oulu, Finland). Includes a bibliographical list.

Other parent** small N approaches and techniques (including software)

AQUAD Five software for the analysis of qualitative data, by Günter L. Huber (University of Tübingen, Germany). Features many qualitative analysis procedures, and also allows one to treat cases/texts by Boolean analysis of critical features ("logical minimization").

Event Structure Analysis (ESA) software, developed by David R. Heise (University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA). Event structure analysis is a qualitative methodology for understanding sequential events in a narrative. Prerequisite analysis focuses on how the events are connected logically. The program draws a chart showing the prerequisite structure. Composition analysis focuses on how the events link people and things. The program creates tables showing how people are associated with each other and with non-human entities.

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Inter-University Faculty Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM). This consortium was formed to promote the teaching and use of qualitative research methods in the social sciences. Its activities include an annual training institute, where leading scholars teach advanced qualitative methods to about twenty-five graduate students and junior faculty.