REALIST IMPACT EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION
“This introduction has been developed to help evaluators and commissioners of evaluation to decide whether a realist impact evaluation is appropriate and feasible for a particular policy or programme.”
It does rehash introductory material about realist approaches, but it also addresses some more ‘applied’ questions and issues, such as
- For what purposes is realist impact evaluation most appropriate?
- In what circumstances is a realist approach more appropriate than other methods?
- What circumstances make it easier to undertake a realist impact evaluation?
- Understanding program theory and designing realist evaluations
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