Methods The underpinning methodological framework for this research is realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley 1997), which is a technique concerned with exploring the interaction among context, mechanism and outcome, based on the realist principle of generative causation.
The aim of this thesis is to understand the important components of a set of sustainable interventions to prevent obesity at the community level by using realistic evaluation, which draws on the philosophy of critical realism.
This thesis presents the findings of an in-depth realistic evaluation of the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) approach in one English county.
This realist review and evaluation produced a number of key findings. Six key lessons, generated from the results, are presented that inform future service development. In summary, despite evidence of clinical efficacy, patient and GP satisfaction, FPCP has not been implemented with sufficient capacity to result in a noticeable impact.
Citations Astbury, B. G. P. (2011). The practice of realistic evaluation: a conceptual and empirical review. Masters Research thesis, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne.
A realist synthesis of the literature and scrutiny of research findings using qualitative data analysis, revealed practitioners’ perspectives on key mechanisms and contexts influencing practice at the community, family, whole school, mainstream class and NG levels, enabling positive outcomes for children attending NGs, and their families.
A cross sectional mixed methods realist synthesis approach was used to evaluate two safeguarding adults training programmes provided in Cornwall, UK between 2009 and 2011. Realist synthesis aims to uncover what works, for whom, in which circumstances and how, and develops policy makers programme theories of interventions using evidence.
Williams, Lynne (2013) What works? a realist evaluation of the role of intermediaries in promoting best practice in infection prevention control. PhD thesis, Prifysgol Bangor University.
A realist synthesis and evaluation of the role and impact of occupational therapists in reablement services. (Thesis). University of the West of England.. Dibsdall - Post viva PhD thesis.pdf (3.2 Mb) PDF. Download Preview Licence.
Four realist theories of FD were identified (engagement, motivation, positive perception and professionalization) confirming the effectiveness of FD both in the short and long term and important recommendations for all FD stakeholders (educators, FD developers, universities and policy makers).
PhD Thesis: 'Mentoring in specialist workforce development: a realist evaluation' Supervisors: Professor Bob Garvey; Professor Jacqui Akhurst (External) My research is based on an innovative, mentoring-focussed development programme for non-medical neuro practitioners which ran from 2009-2011 and for which Sally was Co-ordinator.
Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2019. Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) PhD. Unrestricted. The Process of Transformative Learning in Executive Coaching: a Realist Evaluation.. A multiple case study merged with a realist evaluation design was adopted to assess how, under what contexts, and for whom does an executive coaching.
This study is a realist evaluation of developmental mentoring. It aims to contribute to the accumulation of knowledge about how mentoring works as an intervention and an approach. It is based on a project-in-practice: a Mentoring Programme that was offered to a group of non-medical specialist practitioners across all health and care sectors.
Realist Evaluation of a Community-based Model used to Treat Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition in Non-emergency Context in Ghana Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements of Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) At Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Health and Related Research University of Sheffield Robert Akparibo.
It suggests that there are still challenges in applying Theories of Change and Realist Evaluation approaches, but they can be practically employed together, and that this synthesis can partially overcome the critiques of each individual methodology.. PhD Thesis. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.
A realist approach includes interrogating the context of interventions in order to understand how and why mechanisms can trigger particular outcomes. In conducting this realist evaluation of the history leading up to the 1994 genocide, ethnic ideology is identified as the main factor creating division.
This thesis seeks to explore alternative ways to frame the study of gambling behaviour and argues that a focus on contexts and how behaviour varies for whom and under what circumstances is appropriate. This builds on Pawson and Tilley’s (1997) principles of realist evaluation and Pawson’s.
The evaluation is being undertaken over a four year period, and will include a range of designs including a process evaluation and natural experiment. The project will focus on examining the planning, delivery and implementation of the Universal Health Visiting Pathway using realist approaches.
The aim of the thesis is to use a broadly realist approach to explore the processes, mechanisms and context of mental health triage in a northern county, as well as the perceived outcomes of different stakeholders. The fieldwork for this project is completed and analysis is currently being undertaken.