Enhancing Technique for Realist Qualitative Interviewing
Thursday October 18th, 2018
9:45am - 4:30pm (Lunch Provided)
Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
1 Brownlow St. Liverpool, UK
In this workshop participants will explore and practice leading a realist theory-driven interview to collect rich and informative data that does not "bias" interviewee responses. We will discuss how to carry the interview into discussions that support ontological depth and unearthing causal mechanisms while remaining trustworthy. General principles of realism and realist methodology will be provided along with a look at key papers on realist qualitative interviewing (Pawson 1996, Manzano 2016). Participants will explore implementing these principles with workbook examples. In the afternoon participants will have the opportunity to present interview guides that they are currently using for feedback, and will also have the opportunity to role play to enhance interview technique. Time permitting, we may also look at how to analyze qualitative data derived from realist qualitative interviewing. Improving one's technique for qualitative interviewing in realist evaluation will improve the quality of data collected and facilitate the iterative and ongoing analysis using CMO configurations.
Participants may enroll in one or more of any of the four workshops offered in the training week.