Conceptualizing and Visual Depiction of Complex Realist Analyses


Friday, October 25th, 2019
9:45am - 4:30pm
Foresight Centre
University of Liverpool
1 Brownlow St., Liverpool (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.



Early Bird ends September 6th, 2019

Friday, Oct 25th, 2019

Professional: £225 (Early Bird)/ £275 (Regular)
Student*: £175 (Early Bird)/ £225 (Regular)

Full Week: Oct 21st-25th, 2019
Professional: £950 (Early Bird)/ £1140 (Regular)
Student*: £745 (Early Bird)/ £930 (Regular)

(*Students must have full time student status)

Refund policy:

90% Until August 31st, 2019
50% September 1st to October 1st, 2019
0% After October 1st, 2019

Realist Conceptualizing & Visual Depiction: October 25, 2019
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Realist Methodology Full Week: October 21-25, 2019
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