Exploring Qualitative Comparative Analysis in IS Research

Josephine Chong, Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn, Bill Doolin

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) has been proposed as a promising qualitative data analysis strategy to study complex problems. QCA provides multiple conjunctural causation that can address generalizability concerns associated with case study research within the IS and other social science disciplines. However, there are not many studies that offer guidelines on how to effectively apply this methodology to IS research. This paper outlines a set of methodological principles for using QCA. An illustrative example of case studies of collaborative networks is discussed to demonstrate the application of QCA.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2013
EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2013: Smart, Open and Social Information Systems - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Jun 201322 Jun 2013


ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2013
Abbreviated titlePACIS 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
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