2 day training workshop: Realist evaluation for complex programs, Berne, May 2012

February 9, 2012 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

A two day workshop on “realist evaluation” is planned for 3-4 May  2012 in Berne, Switzerland. some more information:

Realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997) is a form of theory driven evaluation. It starts by assuming that nothing works for everyone ; that how participants respond matters just as much as what programs do ; and that context does indeed make a difference. It doesn’t ask “Does this work ?”, but “In what contexts does this work, for whom, to what extent, and how ?”. Realist evaluation can be used at any level from individual casework to international development, and with simple, complicated and complex programs.

This two day workshop will introduce the key concepts of realist evaluation and their implications for evaluation design, methods and the role of the evaluator ; introduce the key ideas from complexity theory that are useful in realist evaluation ; explain the structure of realist program theory and provide practice in developing realist program theories for simple, complicated and complex programs… The program will involve a combination of presentations, discussion, and exercises.

The course is being organised by the University of Fribourg, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work Department in collaboration with Marlène Läubli Loud of LAUCO Evaluation and Training and the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL).

Further information and registration:
http://www.unifr.ch/travsoc/fr/newsdetail/?nid=6412

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