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Plans regarding investigations of a case-study for the logical analysis of data with temporal relations. More...

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Plans regarding investigations of a case-study for the logical analysis of data with temporal relations.

The underlying article is [TQCA A technique for adding temporality to Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Sociological Methods & Research, 2005].

Todo:
Create milestones
Todo:
Data
  • The paper suggests the need for the inclusion of temporal relations into QCA analysis, using a hypothetical dataset of "unionisation attempts" by graduates working at research universities.
  • The underlying QCA truth table data given in the paper is summarised in the following combinatorial matrix.
    Caren_CM : mrc2ocom(matrix(
      [1,1,1,1,1],
      [1,1,1,1,1],
      [1,1,1,1,1],
      [1,1,1,0,1],
      [1,1,1,0,1],
      [1,1,0,1,1],
      [1,0,1,1,0],
      [1,0,1,1,0],
      [1,0,0,1,0],
      [1,0,0,1,0],
      [1,0,0,1,0],
      [1,0,0,0,0],
      [0,1,1,1,1],
      [0,1,0,0,0],
      [0,0,0,1,0],
      [0,0,0,0,0],
      [0,0,0,0,0],
      [0,0,0,0,0]),
      ["1_1","1_2","1_3","2_1","2_2","3","5_1","5_2","7_1","7_2","7_3","8","9","12","15","16_1","16_2","16_3"],
      ["Public","Elite", "Affiliate", "Strike", "Representation"])$
       
  • Note here that no names are given for individual cases, and cases with similar values are grouped into single entries in the truth table (in the paper), and so these have been separated and named using the numbers, and indices, provided.
  • The variables here have the following meanings
    • Public - whether the unionisation struggle takes place at a public or private university.
    • Elite - whether or not the struggle has elite allies.
    • Affiliate - whether the struggle is affiliated with a national union.
    • Strike - whether the struggle used a strike or threat of strikes to achieve their goal.
    • Representation - whether the struggle achieved representation at the university level, indicated by "collective contract" allowances etc.
  • There is also additionally a TQCA table, where also one may use a "--" operator to indicate that a given causal condition (variable) occurred in that case before (i.e., "a--b" means "a then b") another. How to represent this?
Todo:
Perform analysis using additional variables
  • It should be possible to model such temporal relations with additional variables.
  • We should produce such a model, perform the appropriate minimisations etc and compare with the results in the paper.

Definition in file CarenPanofsky2005.hpp.