Realist Methodology Online Tutoring and Education (ReMOTE):

Upcoming Training Event: 

Incorporating Middle-Range Theory in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis


Delivered by:
Justin Jagosh, Ph.D
Director, Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES)

Date: June 14th, 2018 @ 1:00am* (British Summer Time) & 5:00pm (British Summer Time)
Cost: £120
*please note the workshop is offered twice. Please examine the times carefully and choose the time that best fits with your timezone.


Please register using the link below for the date and time that works best for you:


This 2.5 hour online training webinar will explain how to incorporate middle-range theory (MRT) in applications of Realist Methodology. In evaluating programmes (e.g., policies, services, guidelines), Pawson and Tilley (1997) have argued for the importance of theorizing the logic of programmes in relation to ‘what works, for whom, under what circumstances, and how’.

This may involve using a creative retroductive process to develop original theory statements or to pool from the existing theoretical literature or a combination of the two. The aim of this webinar is to increase capacity for incorporating MRT in project design and analysis.

Through this webinar participants will learn about the definitions of realist programme theory and MRT, explore the steps involved in theory development and testing and gain an appreciation of the process through numerous examples. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and submit examples from work-in-progress for feedback.

The webinar is open to anyone however some basic understanding of realist concepts will be beneficial. Participants new to realist methodology can view the following video for an introductory overview in advance of the workshop:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.