Enhancing Technique for Realist Qualitative Interviewing


Thursday, October 24th, 2019
9:45am - 4:30pm
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.



Early Bird ends September 6th, 2019

Thursday, Oct 24th, 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 Qualitative Interviewing: October 24, 2019
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Realist Methodology Full Week: October 21-25, 2019
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