Quotation Wendler, Roy, Lovasz-BUKVOVA, Helena, Leupold, Sandra. 2013. Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Information Systems and Wirtschaftsinformatik. 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, WI 2013, Leipzig, Germany, Deutschland, 27.02.-01.03..




The application of scientific methods is an essential element when con- ducting research. They ensure reproducible results and improve the overall quality of the research projects. The aim of this paper is to introduce a method called Qualitative Comparative Analysis, which is currently nearly unrecognized within our discipline. Being neither a pure quantitative nor qualitative method, it yields potential benefits arising from both research streams. It accommodates answering research questions that simultaneously demand a deep understanding of complex relationships and also require the analysis of more than just a few single cases. The paper gives an introduction to this method and demonstrates its usefulness on the basis of two recently carried out research projects. In the end, the Qualitative Comparative Analysis proves to be a valuable addition to the canon of research methods and enriches the applied character of our discipline by contributing to the improvement of both rigor and relevance.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Information Systems and Wirtschaftsinformatik
Event 11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, WI 2013
Year 2013
Date 27.02.-01.03.
Country Germany
Location Leipzig, Germany


Lovasz-Bukvova, Helena (Former researcher)
Leupold, Sandra
Wendler, Roy (TU Dresden, Germany)
Institute for Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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