To use the Add-In, open the Excel file available here. The Add-In comes with a digital signature issued to Lasse Cronqvist. Please check this signature in Excel (sadly, signatures are not shown on MacOS). If you are requested to confirm the use of the document, do so.
Then, to perform a simple fsQCA calculation, select the QCA menu in the menu bar. The QCA menu should be placed at the right side in the menu bar.
Select the data to be included in the analysis in the data file. The data can be placed anywhere in the data sheet, but the name of the conditions and the outcome must be found in the first row and this row must be selected as well.
Select the fsQCA item in the QCA menu.
If the data selected is a valid data set for fsQCA analysis, the fsQCA Window will appear.
In this window, select the case ID, outcome and conditions by selecting their names in the variables detected list and click the appropriate button.
Then select the outcome value (0 or 1) to be analysed.
Press prepare fsQCA to retrieve the truth table and the consistency values of the configurations in the truth table.
The results are shown in the fsQCA Result worksheet.
Source of data: Ragin, Charles C. 2009. 'Qualitative Comparative Analysis Using Fuzzy Sets (fsQCA)'. In Benoît Rihoux und Charles C. Ragin (eds.) Configurational Comparative Methodes. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques, 87-121. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
If you use the add-in, please cite like this: Cronqvist, Lasse. 2019. QCA Add-In [Version 1.0]. University of Trier. Internet: https://www.tosmana.net/qcaaddin/