Realist Methodology . In this workshop, participants will explore the advantage of using realist methodology to go beyond the question of ‘did an intervention work or not?’ to addressing questions about how, for whom, and under what circumstances interventions produce their particular outcomes. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice, and goes on to introduce a `manifesto' and `handbook' for a fresh approach. Realist evaluation is a theory-driven approach, rooted in a realist philosophy of science, which emphasises an understanding of causation and how causal mechanisms are shaped and constrained by context. Methodology; Open Access; Published: 19 April 2012; Realist synthesis: illustrating the method for implementation research. endobj ’Impact evaluations are often costly and time consuming. 4.5 out of 5 stars 2. Strategies and methods of realist evaluation 4. There is a consensus among researchers that critical realist is more popular and appropriate than direct realist approach due to its ability to capture the fuller picture when studying a phenomenon. Realist evaluation, a methodology for exploring generative causation within complex health interventions to understand ‘how, why and for whom’ programmes work, is experiencing a surge of interest. This article attempts to illustrate (... Mobilising Q methodology within a realist evaluation: Lessons from an empirical study - Kevin Harris, Steven Henderson, Brian Wink, 2019 For realist evaluations (RE) this project aims to: develop quality and reporting standards and training materials; build capacity for undertaking and critically evaluating them; produce resources and training materials for lay participants, and those seeking to involve them. How can monitoring data support impact evaluations. This paper offers a model of research synthesis which is designed to work with complex social interventions or programmes, and which is based on the emerging 'realist' approach to evaluation. To provide on-going support for research teams who are adopting realist methodology in their projects. This introduction aims to explain realist impact evaluation for those unfamiliar with its principles. Introduction to Realist Methodology: Evaluation and Synthesis-Online AEDT December 7th - 10th, 2020 This 4-day workshop examines the fundamentals of realist evaluation and synthesis and is designed to help participants develop their skill for recognizing the observable and hidden forces that produce outcomes in complex interventions. In the discussion, we frame our findings in the larger picture of the management literature and compare them with the findings of our previous case studies. Thus, its focus is on not just whether or not a programme such as an NZ regional DHB grouping ‘works’ but how, for whom and in what contexts it ‘works’. However, integration of Q methodology within a realist evaluation is scarce. It seeks to understand ‘what works, for who, in what circumstances and why’ rather than providing one-off verdicts on programme success or failure (Pawson and Tilley 2007). I point out ways in which research methods (i.e. Realist evaluation is an emerging methodology that is suited to evaluating complex interventions such as SBE. Realist Methodology for Complexity Mindful Evaluations in the Food, Energy, Water and Climate Sectors. What are the challenges with evaluating such initiatives? <> Realist methodology is increasingly used in the evaluation of complex health care interventions, to facilitate a deeper understanding of ‘what works, how, for whom, in what circumstances and to what extent’ [1,2,3,4].The initial step of realist studies aims to identify programme theories underlying the intervention . Paperback. •The purpose of realist investigation is explanatory, not (just) descriptive. endobj The initial step of realist studies aims to identify programme theories underlying the intervention. It provides an explanatory analysis aimed at discerning what works for whom, in what circumstances, in what respects and how. Conceptual clarity on its principal tenets is still needed, as well as the methods used to assess them. endobj Realist evaluation. Mayr E (1982) The Growth of Biological Thought, Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 7 0 obj Evaluation research is a class of research that focuses on how programs work and how to optimize program effectiveness. %���� Realist impact evaluation draws on the realism school of philosophy. Four Volume Set. Following the methodology of realist evaluation, programme theories were identified a long with the context, mechanisms and outcomes of implementation, to better … Realist evaluations attempt to answer questions such as what works, for whom, in which circumstances, and why. stream endobj %PDF-1.5 In this workshop, participants will explore the advantage of using realist methodology to go beyond the question of ‘did an intervention work or not?’ to addressing questions about how, for whom, and under what circumstances interventions produce their particular outcomes. Introduction to Realist Methodology: Evaluation and Synthesis-Online AEDT December 7th - 10th, 2020 This 4-day workshop examines the fundamentals of realist evaluation and synthesis and is designed to help participants develop their skill for recognizing the observable and hidden forces that produce outcomes in complex interventions.