A working paper was published in which NCA is applied to recent data from the 1918 influenza pandemic ('Spanish Flu') about the effects of social distancing policies on recovery of the economy after the pandemic.
Necessary Condition Analysis
Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) is a new approach and data analysis technique for identifying necessary (but not sufficient) conditions in data sets. It can complement traditional regression based data analysis as well as methods like QCA. NCA provides very relevant insights for practice. Recent methodological and substantive publications show that NCA can combine rigor and relevance.
Although physical meetings, seminars and workshops are for now postponed, it doesn't stop NCA from being spread.
The NCA development team is still actively involved in online presenting the NCA method to the research community. This is what Sven Hauff, our ambassador in Germany, will do tomorrow, 19th May, with an online seminar at the Magdeburg University.
You can find all NCA events here: https://www.erim.eur.nl/necessary-condition-analysis/events-and-training/
Are you interested in Necessary Condition Analysis?
This is your chance!
In June NCA hosts its first online summer course together with the Erasmus Research Institute of Management in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This 4-day hands-on course will consist of four 'lectures' on four consecutive days. A fifth 'lecture' for a selection of participants (writing a paper with online support) is voluntary (one week). From the 15th to 18th June, participants will gain an understanding of the logic of necessary conditions, and why these are important for social science and practice.
Given the large interest in the course, we consider having a next online course before next summer. We also noticed that we had a large number of applicants who had a very specific interest in NCA. One group was interested in the relationship between NCA and QCA, and another group in the use of NCA in practice. We are now considering having a special online course, workshop or event for these groups of people, in addition to the general course. Please let us know if that would also interest you.