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Community Matters: Resources

Brief Introduction to Realist Evaluation


A one page summary of the realist approach to evaluation which underpins much of the work done by Community Matters is below. This summary provides a basic introduction to the key concepts of realist evaluation and gives some indication of why a realist approach can add significant value to any evaluation.

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More Detail on Realist Evaluation


For those who would like a little more explanation, a chapter on Realist Evaluation by Ray Pawson and Nick Tilley is also attached, with the permission of the authors.

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