Tool for Small-N Analysis
Tosmana is a tool for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).
The software can be used for csQCA (Crisp-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis) and mvQCA (Multi-Value QCA) calculations. More informations about QCA can be found on the website of Charles Ragin
and the COMPASSS Research Group
A short guide Getting started with TOSMANA
can be found here: (PDF only
, ZIP file including example data set
Tosmana is provided by Lasse Cronqvist
(University of Trier, Germany).
The development of this software started in the year 2000, and after some years of discontinuity, the release of version 1.4 in June 2016 marks the resumption of work on TOSMANA. A website reset followed in June 2016 as well.
Please note that the software is a side-line product of my work as lecturer at the University of Trier, and that I can not
offer in-depth support on the use of Tosmana or on general questions on how to perform research based on QCA.
DownloadTo get started with the software, download the compressed file linked below and extract it.
Tosmana is included as a simple executable file and no installation is necessary.
If you want to test out the software with a prepared data file, you might download this example file for your convenience.
This program is written to promote the use of QCA. Major efforts are taken to obtain a as fautless application as possible, but it comes without any warranty. Please do always check the results uptained with TOSMANA with other software packages prior to publication!
Release date: June 21st 2016
Download Getting started with TOSMANA
(incl. example data set)
Download a short manual
If you use Tosmana please cite like this:
Cronqvist, Lasse. 2016. Tosmana - Tool for Small-N Analysis [Version 1.4]. University of Trier. Internet: http://www.tosmana.net.