Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) with R (Version 3.2.0): A Quick Start Guide

Based on: Dul, J. (2016) "Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA): Logic and Methodology of 'Necessary but Not Sufficient' Causality." Organizational Research Methods 19(1), 10-52; Dul, J. (2020) "Conducting Necessary Condition Analysis" SAGE Publications ISBN: 9781526460141; Dul, J., van der Laan, E., &

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Jan Dul

Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

Date Written: April 5, 2022

Abstract

Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) is an approach and data analysis technique for identifying necessary conditions in datasets. It can complement traditional regression based data analysis as well as methods like QCA (see the NCA website www.erim.nl/nca for a short introduction to NCA).

Details of the method can be found in:

• Dul, J. (2016) Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA). Logic and methodology of 'Necessary but not Sufficient' causality. Organizational Research Methods 19(1), 10-52.

• Dul, J. (2020), Conducting Necessary Condition Analysis, Sage Publications, ISBN: 9781526460141.

• Dul, J., van der Laan, E., & Kuik, R. (2020). A statistical significance test for Necessary Condition Analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 23(2), 385-395.

• Dul, J. (2021), Advances in Necessary Condition Analysis, online book: https://bookdown.org/ncabook/advanced_nca2/.

Keywords: software, R package, manual, data analysis

JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, C70, C80, C90, M00

Suggested Citation

Dul, Jan, Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) with R (Version 3.2.0): A Quick Start Guide (April 5, 2022). Based on: Dul, J. (2016) "Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA): Logic and Methodology of 'Necessary but Not Sufficient' Causality." Organizational Research Methods 19(1), 10-52; Dul, J. (2020) "Conducting Necessary Condition Analysis" SAGE Publications ISBN: 9781526460141; Dul, J., van der Laan, E., &, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2624981

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