You are warmly invited to participate in the next CECAN Webinar with Justin Jagosh, Ph.D - Realist Methodology (Part 3)
Sept 6th, 2017, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (BST)
This webinar is 3rd in a series on realist methodology hosted by Dr. Justin Jagosh for the Centre for Complexity across the Nexus (CECAN).
Working with Pawson and Tilley’s realist approach to evaluation brings the idea that the functioning of a programme can be determined from realist programme theories that sketch out its basic architecture. This becomes increasingly evident in the process of theory testing using the context-mechanism-outcome configuration in which we try to understand how resources, when placed in environments trigger responses to produce outcomes. In understanding how programmes work, we may arrive at questions about dosage (e.g., how many times should we expect the resource to be delivered before the desired response will be triggered?) and timelines of impact (e.g., what are reasonable estimations of time delay between the introduction of resources and the triggering of response?).
Building on the material presented in the previous CECAN webinars on realist methodology, here it is argued that these facets of programme architecture are not immediately apparent, and require consideration when developing our realist programme theories to open us to the possibility of ‘ontologically deep’ empirical testing using qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and techniques.
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Justin Jagosh is the Director, Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES)