DPS – Introduction

This site supports training and research development for Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS)

Dynamic Pattern Synthesis is a new mixed method that uses Cluster Analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), and small-n time series data, to examine longitudinal change.


Please note that from February 2023,  the latest edition of the DPS book, about how to use the method, is available as open source.

Download from the publishers at:

White Horse Books

The new Edition is:

Haynes, P. & Alemna, D. (2023) Dynamic Pattern Synthesis: Using Microsoft Excel. Chichester: White Horse Books ISBN 9780953406531


You can also register your interest by e mail –  using the home page form provided.

Please note that ISP addresses are not collected and you have the option to request that your e mail address is not retrained for future related information and updates


Phil Haynes, University of Brighton

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