Nottingham Realism Group - Knotty Problems in Realist Evaluation_ Disentangling Theories at Multiple Levels
From Louise Howe
Dr Nicky Harris – Wednesday 16th March 1.30pm
The search for causality can generate theoretical insights at multiple levels which can become tangled together. Using my PhD as an example I will share my top tips for clarity during theory development and describe how middle range theory provided a scaffold for the process.
a paediatrician by background, working with children with complex
needs/life-limiting conditions for 25 years.
As a latecomer to academia (and previously looking towards RCTs to
provide my answers) learning to think like a realist has been rather a seismic
shift. I am about to submit my PhD, a
realist evaluation about Ehealth and the Delivery of Person-Centred Care. (Dr Nicky Harris)
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Integrated model of Person-centredness (Scholl 2014)
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‘Realist (and Realistic!) Searching - Where do I start and how far do I go?’ presented by Dr Andrew Booth, 12th October 2020
‘Practical advice on conducting a Realism Synthesis_ Lessons learnt from the MEMORABLE study’ presented by Dr Ian Maidment, 20th January 2021
‘How do you keep community groups and activities for people affected by dementia going_ The SCI Dem realist review.’ presented by Thomas Morton, 25th March 2021
‘The development of a middle range theory as part of a realist(ic) evaluation’ presented by Dr Kate Jack, 20th April 2021
‘Funding for realist research projects’ presented by Dr Brian Crosbie, Dr Nicola Clibbens and Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, 6th May 2021
‘The Realist PhD Viva’, panel event with Dr Andrew Booth, Dr Vicky Booth, Dr Rob Goodwin and Dr Kate Jacks, 7th July 2021
‘Journey through a realist synthesis: travel companions, the path, diversions and destinations’, Dr Karen Luetsch, 8th September 2021
‘A journey through data analysis – from extraction to
theories of middle range’
Dr Brynne Gilmore – Thursday 9th December 1.30pm
‘Opening the black-box of retroductive theorizing’ Dr Ferdinand Mukumbang – Thursday 20th January 2022, 1.30pm
‘I’ve found the swamp, now what?’ Becky Hunter – Tuesday 8th February 2022, 1.30pm