Nottingham Realism Group_Opening the black-box of retroductive theorizing_Dr Ferdinand Mukumbang
From Louise Howe
Please join us for our first 2022 session with Dr Mukumbang. His webinar will examine the application of retroductive theorizing in realist-informed studies in health policy and systems research, and present a proposal of retroductive theorizing in mixed methods research.
Dr Mukumbang is an Acting Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Health; Schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Washington. He is a Public Health Scientist specialized in health policy and systems research with a specific focus on implementation sciences. He consults at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool, NSW, Australia. Dr Mukumbang is particularly interested in the development and adoption of Realist-informed research methods for evidence-based theorizing in health systems and policy research and global health.
Links to papers discussed
Mukumbang, F.C., Kabongo, E.M. and Eastwood, J.G., 2021. Examining the application of retroductive theorizing in realist-informed studies. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20, p.16094069211053516. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/16094069211053516
Mukumbang, Ferdinand. (2021). Retroductive Theorizing: A Contribution of Critical Realism to Mixed Methods Research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 1-22. 10.1177/15586898211049847.
Mukumbang FC, Marchal B, Van Belle S, van Wyk B. Using the realist interview approach to maintain theoretical awareness in realist studies. Qualitative Research. 2020;20(4):485-515. doi:10.1177/1468794119881985
Mukumbang FC, van Wyk B. Leveraging the Photovoice Methodology for Critical Realist Theorizing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. January 2020. doi:10.1177/1609406920958981
Mukumbang, Ferdinand. (2020). Leaving No Man Behind: How Differentiated Service Delivery Models Increase Men's Engagement in HIV Care. International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM). 10. 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.32.
Links to previous recordings
‘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