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International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis 2020

The theme for the conference is Fostering Innovation in Practice.

Registration is now open. 

24th March, 2020 to 26th March, 2020
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From the conference website:

Ray Pawson’s and Nick Tilley’s seminal 1997 text, ‘Realistic Evaluation’, began a shift in the terrain in research and evaluation, for those who do research and evaluation and those who commission and use it. Since then the research community has organised a number of international conferences to share new knowledge and develop a wider understanding of methods associated with this approach and demonstrate its benefits to policy makers and commissioners of research.

The International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis will build on the achievements of these events. It will give an opportunity for both experienced and early career researchers to present their work and develop collaborative projects.

The conference will explore the following sub themes:

  • Innovations in Methodology
  • Innovations in the Field
  • Utility of Evidence
  • Causation 
  • Working with Stakeholders