The "Context+Mechanism" Association: Mastering a Key Heuristic in Realist Evaluation for Innovating Complex Programmes and Policy


CECAN Webinar with Justin Jagosh, PhD, University of Liverpool

This webinar is the second part of a series on Realist Methodology for the Centre for Evaluation of Complexity across the Nexus.

Undertaking inquiry using the realist approach involves analyzing complexity in terms of context-mechanism-outcome configurations.

Confusion often arises in determining when data should fit under 'context' or else 'mechanism' in the process of configuring.

This webinar will offer a simple set of definitions for context, mechanism and outcome and will introduce a number of examples of 'raw data' that we will transform into CMO configurations during the webinar to exemplify how to do it.

The goal is to stimulate ideas around how to define concepts, theorize programmes and configure data in realist analysis, with the ultimate ambition of increasing capacity for using realist evaluation to innovate and transform programmes.    

Please register via this GoToWebinar link.

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