Realist Review

Realist review is an emerging methodology for knowledge synthesis appropriate for complex interventions. Whereas more traditional methods of systematic review have been used effectively to synthesize evidence about relatively simple relationships, realist review is a complimentary method suitable for understanding which interventions work, for whom and why, and under what circumstances. This 1-day session will: provide a background of the scientific realist perspective; describe methodologies and examples of different approaches to realist review, including analogues to systematic reviews and scoping reviews; critically discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a realist approach; and provide an opportunity to help you apply this approach to your own data or research question.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00




Basic understanding of qualitative methods