Conceptualizing and Visual Depiction of Complex Realist Analyses

Friday, February 23rd 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm (Lunch Provided)

University of Liverpool, London Campus

33 Finsbury Square, London, UK.


A realist analysis can unearth a considerable amount of complexity which, consequently, may be difficult to convey in the final report, publication, and other knowledge dissemination products. In this workshop, participants will individually and collectively explore various ways of conceptualizing, modelling and conveying complex realist analyses. We will begin by studying different ways in which the Context-Mechanism-Outcome configuration is used to visually depict generative causation and causal pathways. Text-based depiction of findings using CMO configurations as well as other forms of visual modelling will be explored. The aim of the workshop is to have participants reflect on and practice conveying complex evidence in clear terms without compromising the integrity of the analysis. Building one's capacity to conceptualize and visually display CMO configurations will improve analytical thinking, clarify realist methodological principles and provide motivation for advancing projects.



Early Bird (until December 31st, 2017)

Professional: £200 / Student £150*

Regular (from January 1st, 2018)

Professional: £250 / Student £200*

(*Students must have full time student status)


Refund policy:

100% Until December 1st, 2017

50% After December 1st to December 31st, 2017

0% After December 31st, 2017



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