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dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Carsten Q.
dc.contributor.authorRohlfing, Ingo
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T14:43:30Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T14:43:30Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1424-7755, 1662-6370
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/spsr.12382
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13977
dc.description.abstractSet-theoretic multimethod research (SMMR) using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) formalizes the choice of cases based on a truth table analysis. We make three recommendations for improving SMMR. First, current standards can lead to faulty case selection if causal inference on a conjunction is the goal. Case selection needs to take into account that the non-members of a conjunction might be empirically diverse and that only selected types of non-members are ideal for causal inference. Second, we formally show that cases with similar fuzzy-set memberships in a term and the outcome are the superior choice for process tracing. They minimize the expected membership in the mechanism and make it most difficult to pass a hypothesis test. Third, we propose formulas that comply with all SMMR principles and identify the best pairs of cases for analysis. We illustrate our arguments with a study of the effectiveness of sanctions against authoritarian regimes.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleSet‐theoretic Multimethod Research: The Role of Test Corridors and Conjunctions for Case Selection
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleSwiss Political Science Review
dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.spage253
dc.source.epage275
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T14:43:30Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Political Science
dc.source.journalabbrevSwiss Polit Sci Rev
dc.identifier.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/spsr.12382


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