We have attended again to the congress Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA 2013), in its third edition held in Valencia (Spain). There we have presented a paper on the software we have developed for using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (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.