On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Realist Evaluation

From Evaluation

Realist evaluation has gone from being the heretical product of a pair of sociologist newcomers to evaluation, over 25 years ago, to a commonly accepted and adopted methodology both for conducting individual evaluations and for synthesizing evidence. The importance of identifying causal mechanisms and the contextual contingency for their activation (or deactivation) is recognized in much evaluation. The set of articles gathered here offers some clues about what has been successful to date, and some pointers as to how we can improve the accessibility of realist methodology for an ever-widening set of research and policy fields.

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