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But not both: the exclusive disjunction in qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)

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The application of Boolean logic using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is becoming more frequent in political science but is still in its relative infancy. Boolean ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ are used to express and simplify combinations of necessary and sufficient conditions. This paper draws out a distinction overlooked by the QCA literature: the difference between inclusive- and exclusive-or (OR and XOR). It demonstrates that many scholars who have used the Boolean OR in fact mean XOR, discusses...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11135-013-9975-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Journal:
Quality and Quantity More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Pages:
75-92
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1573-7845
ISSN:
0033-5177
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pubs:578678
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uuid:06b67cf2-8358-4c3d-a194-2e761563d237
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pubs:578678
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578678
Deposit date:
2015-12-04

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