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Volume 44 Issue 1, August 2014

Editor’s Introduction

Restricted accessEditorialFirst published 5 September, 2014pp. ix–xi

Symposium: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 25 July, 2014pp. 1–79
  • Samuel R. Lucas
  • Alisa Szatrowski
Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) appears to offer a systematic means for case-oriented analysis. The method not only offers to provide a standardized procedure for qualitative research but also serves, to some, as an instantiation of deterministic ...

Symposium: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Restricted accessArticleFirst published 28 July, 2014pp. 80–94
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  • Peer C. Fiss
  • Axel Marx
  • Benoît Rihoux
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Symposium: Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Modeling Strategies

Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 6 June, 2014pp. 159–184
  • Adam N. Glynn
  • Jon Wakefield
In many situations, data are available at some aggregate level, but one wishes to estimate the individual-level association between a response and an explanatory variable (or variables). Unfortunately, this endeavor is fraught with difficulties because of ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 22 May, 2014pp. 185–228
  • Zita Oravecz
  • Katherine Faust
  • William H. Batchelder
In recent decades, cultural consensus theory (CCT) models have been extensively applied across research domains to explore shared cultural knowledge and beliefs. These models are parameterized in terms of person-specific cognitive parameters such as ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 30 April, 2014pp. 229–272
  • Hongwei Xu
The standard multilevel regressions that are widely used in neighborhood research typically ignore potential between-neighborhood correlations due to underlying spatial processes, and hence they produce inappropriate inferences about neighborhood effects. ...


Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 7 March, 2014pp. 273–321
  • Zack W. Almquist
  • Carter T. Butts
Change in group size and composition has long been an important area of research in the social sciences. Similarly, interest in interaction dynamics has a long history in sociology and social psychology. However, the effects of endogenous group change on ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 7 February, 2014pp. 322–368
  • Michael D. M. Bader
  • Jennifer A. Ailshire
Accurately measuring attributes in neighborhood environments allows researchers to study the influence of neighborhoods on individual-level outcomes. Researchers working to improve the measurement of neighborhood attributes generally advocate doing so in ...
Restricted accessResearch articleFirst published 14 January, 2014pp. 369–399
  • Guy Moors
  • Natalia D. Kieruj
  • Jeroen K. Vermunt
Extreme response style (ERS) and acquiescence response style (ARS) are among the most encountered problems in attitudinal research. The authors investigate whether the response bias caused by these response styles varies with following three aspects of ...