A Reproduction Analysis of 106 Articles Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis, 2016–2018
By Ingo Rohlfing, , University of Cologne, Germany, Lea Königshofen, University of Cologne, Germany, Susanne Krenzer, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, Jan Schwalbach, University of Cologne, Germany and Ayjeren Bekmuratovna R., University of Cologne, Germany
A minimum requirement for empirical research is the reproducibility of the findings reported in a publication. 1 We define “reproduction” (or “reproduction analysis”) as the attempt to obtain the same results when using the original data and process them as described in the original analysis. 2 A Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) study is reproducible if everything that is reported in the original article can be reproduced and if all of the results in the reproduction analysis confirm the original results. 3 A study is not fully reproducible if it is not possible to reconstruct how the original findings were produced or if the original and reproduced results differ.