Category Archives: RCT

Positivism, realism, and the experiment

Imre Lakatos wrote somewhere, and I can’t remember where, that if we are to talk of positivism then we must define what we mean before we start. In thinking about the possibilities for experimentation and realism I start by defining … Continue reading

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An introduction to realist methods (for quantitative researchers)

Attached here is a presentation An introduction to realist methodologies I gave to the Partnership of Junior Health Analysts in Leeds. This is a presentation specifically for researchers more used to quantitative methods, in particular those crunching large datasets, which … Continue reading

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