Geoff Wong: What is the point of realist research and why do we need it?

An Exeter Medical School seminar
Date26 February 2015
Time13:00 to 14:00
PlaceG18 Medical School Building

Geoff Wong, MA, MBBS, MD (Res), FHEA, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Institute of Health Research/ Exeter Medical Education Research Group/ PenCLAHRC seminar

Realist evaluation and realist synthesis are new kids on the block in the family of research approaches.  Both use a realist logic of analysis to help make sense of the outcome patterns in complex interventions. This presentation sets out to explain where realist  approaches fit in and why.

Geoff is a GP and internationally-recognised expert in realist synthesis. He developed quality and publication standards for realist syntheses ( and in 2015 will produce similar  resources for realist evaluations through the recently-funded RAMESES II project.

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