Are you interested in realist research methods? Have you been thinking about doing a realist evaluation or realist synthesis? Would you like to feel more confident about choosing these approaches, and learn more about the practicalities of doing realist research?
This new, two-part introductory course has been developed in partnership with experts in realist methods at UWE and is designed for researchers and research students in health and social care, who are interested in improving their understanding of realist research methods.
Course topics will include an introduction to the following:
Key principles in the realist approach
When to use (and not use) realist methods
Appraising evidence like a realist
The stages of planning and undertaking realist research
Challenges of using these methods in practice
The course will be delivered via Zoom in two sessions on consecutive dates (see above). Each session will consist of a blend of presentations and discussion, with practical and interactive exercises.
There will be a group activity to complete and a chance to ask questions and get feedback on ideas. Therefore, we are limiting places to a maximum of 15.