Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) Does Exactly What It Should Do When Applied Properly: A Reply to a Comment on NCA

Jan Dul, B. Vis, Gary Goertz

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Abstract

There are two problems with the comment of Thiem about necessary
condition analysis (NCA): First, it is based on wrong assumptions about what
NCA aims to do. Second, it applies NCA incorrectly. These are critical
errors such that the comment’s conclusions about NCA are flawed. Contrary
to what the comment states, NCA is a valid method for identifying
necessary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-936
Number of pages11
JournalSociological Methods and Research
Volume50
Issue number2
Early online date2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • correct application of NCA
  • goals of NCA
  • necessary condition analysis (NCA)
  • necessary conditions
  • reply to a comment

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