Realist Methodology for Population Health Intervention Research

Date: February 5, 2013
Times: 13h00 to 14h15 Eastern Time (Montréal)
Presenter: Justin Jagosh
Realist methodology deploys the interpretive power of programme and middle-range theory to come to terms with, and assemble together, the visible and ‘hidden’ forces that produce outcomes related to complex health and social interventions. In this webinar, participants will understand the advantages and disadvantages of using this methodology in evaluating or synthesizing evidence –  to move past the question of ‘was it successful?’ to better understanding how, for whom, and under what circumstances interventions produce their particular outcomes.
Dr. Justin Jagosh is a Senior Research Fellow at the new Liverpool Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES). He holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship through which he managed a large CIHR-funded realist review entitled, Uncovering the benefits of Participatory Research: Implications of a realist review for health research and practice. He is currently conducting original research to advance realist methodology in the health sciences and facilitates introductory and intermediate level workshops on the use of realist methodology for evaluation and review.