Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES)

Useful Resources

Realist evaluation short overview (14 minutes). Ray Pawson introduces the basics of Realist evaluation.

Realist evaluation Part 1 – key principles (7 minutes) introduces the key elements of realist evaluation.

Realist evaluation Part 2 – tackling complexity (9 minutes) looks at how realist evaluation helps to address complexity in social programmes.

Realist evaluation Part 3 – types of evidence (8 minutes) looks at how the method makes use of evidence and the value of a multi-method approach.

Realist evaluation Part 4 – cumulative learning and scientific method (7.5 minutes) looks at how evaluation can better contribute to cumulative learning and employ ‘scientific’ methods.

The Introductory Resources list (which includes links to the videos) is on the publicly accessible part of a ning site on bioethics.