→ Compasss (COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis) is a worldwide network bringing together scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in a systematic comparative case approach to research which stresses the use of a configurational logic, the existence of multiple causality and the importance of a careful construction of research populations. Its main goal is to further develop systematic comparative case analysis as a genuine and established research strategy to study many different and diverse phenomena. The network also wants to integrate qualitative (case-oriented) and quantitative (variable-oriented) methods, in order to further develop and apply original approaches, methods and techniques, in order to develop an overall approach for systematic comparative case analysis. The network thereby addresses scholars of disciplines across the social and behavioral sciences and beyond. The network organizes seminars and is editor of the COMPASSS Working Papers series. On its website, Compasss also provides an overview of the most common software available for configurational comparative methods (CCMs), a list of useful links concerning the Comparative Methods, as well as bibliographical database that contains journal articles which present methodological work on or empirical applications of CCMs.
- Science of Team Science (SciTS) field
→ The Science of Team Science (SciTS) field encompasses both conceptual and methodological strategies aimed at understanding and enhancing the processes and outcomes of collaborative, team-based research. The interdisciplinary field thereby promotes team-based research through empirical examination of the processes by which scientific teams organize, communicate, and conduct research. The field also holds an Annual International Science of Team Science Conference that aims at bringing together researchers studying team science, practitioners and leaders of team science initiatives, funding agencies that support team science, and tool developers whose products foster team science. On their website you also find a useful list of resources with literature recommendations, relevant institutions, and training tools for the successful implementation of collaborative, team-based research.
- Team Science Tool Kit
→ This toolkit offers an interactive website to help you support, conduct and study team-based research. It was developed and is provided by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services/USA. The Toolkit is a user-generated collection of information and resources that support the practice and study of team science, in order to connect professionals from many disciplines, providing a forum for sharing knowledge and tools to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of team science initiatives.
- Toolbox Project
→ The Toolbox Project is an initiative of researchers of the human and social sciences at the Michigan State University in the USA, that focuses on the study and facilitation of the communication in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and practice. Aim of the project is to provide a philosophical yet practical enhancement to cross-disciplinary, collaborative science. The project offers dialogue-based „Toolbox Workshops“ that are intended for interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams of collaborators. See especially Prof. Dr. Michael O’Rourke
→ Tosmana is a tool for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), that can be used for csQCA (Crisp-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis) and mvQCA (Multi-Value QCA) calculations. Tosmana is provided by Dr. Lasse Cronqvist (University of Trier, Germany).