Conceptualizing and Visual Depiction of Complex Realist Analyses

Friday, February 15th, 2019
9:45am - 4:30pm
University of Liverpool in London
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.


Participants may enroll in one or more of any of the four workshops offered in the training week.



Feb 15th, 2019
Professional: £275/ Student £225*

Full Week Feb 11th-15th, 2019
Professional: £975/ Student £810*

Full Week Feb 11th - 15th + Consultation Day Feb 16th, 2019
Professional: £1125/ Student £960*

(*Students must have full time student status)

Refund policy:

100% Until December 15th, 2018

50% After December 15th, 2018 to January 15th, 2019

0% After January 15th, 2019

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