The program committee encourages the submission of articles discussing challenges related to contemporary issues in qualitative and quantitative research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Track 1: Web & Big Data in Social Sciences

  • Big data in official statistics
  • Public opinion mining
  • Internet econometrics
  • Business analytics with social media
  • Big data sources & web scraping
  • Privacy and legal aspects
  • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Information quality and assessment

Track 2: Qualitative and Comparative Methods

  • State of the art of QCA
  • Innovation and QCA
  • Knowledge sharing and QCA
  • Business models and QCA
  • Networks and ecosystems and QCA
  • Clusters and QCA
  • Management and QCA
  • Internationalization and QCA

Track 3: Advanced Regression Methods

  • Regression analysis
  • Partial least squares
  • Factor analysis
  • Structural equation methods
  • Applications to marketing and customer relationship
  • Applications to management and industry
  • Variable selection in advanced research methods
  • Multigroup analysis

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