CECAN Seminar - 11th May 2017 - Jan Kwakkel
BEIS, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET 12.45pm - 2pm
CECAN Seminar - 3rd April 2017 - Professor Phil Haynes
BEIS, 1 Victoria Street, London 12.45pm - 2pm
Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) : A mixed method for exploring longitudinal patterns in social science data.
Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) is a new mixed method designed by Philip Haynes that seeks to maximise the advantages of Cluster Analysis and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to search for dynamic patterns in data. First trials with the method have been with macro country comparisons, including a study of the first ten years of the Euro currency membership - seeking to understand the complexities of economic convergence and divergence. This also included comparing welfare state regimes from the first twelve Euro member countries.
These are turbulent times in which to advance sustainable development. Environmental and social challenges, encapsulated in the United Nation’s Global Goals, are as pressing as ever, but the political, regulatory and funding landscape is changing rapidly, creating new uncertainties and opportunities.