TOSMANA

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.
 
From version 1.5., TOSMANA will include standard fuzzy-set QCA (fsQCA) procedures as well. (A first beta version is available in the download section).
 
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.
Download
To 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!

 

  Download TOSMANA (vers. 1.4)
Release date: June 21st 2016
MD5-Checksum (ZIP-File) e81fbb6d54dcdf83232864068059ca19

 
  Download Getting started with TOSMANA (incl. example data set)
 
  Download a short manual (vers. 1.4)
 

  Download Version 1.501 beta (with fsQCA)
Release date: September 2nd 2016
MD5-Checksum (ZIP-File) 4057b0bee230004dd15d0cd52f8cd444

 
  Short guide Getting started with fsQCA in TOSMANA (PDF only, ZIP-file with example data set)
 
If you use Tosmana please cite like this:
Cronqvist, Lasse. 2016. Tosmana [Version 1.5]. University of Trier. Internet: http://www.tosmana.net.
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