Category Archives: weak constructions

The ingredients of realist research for a disputatious community of truth seekers.

Realist researchers are, to use Ray Pawson’s term, a disputatious community of truth seekers. For me, this means that we agree (most of the time) on some or all of the underlying methodological principles, or ingredients, of realist research, but … Continue reading

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Step 8: Researchers always bring prejudices, prejudgements, frames of reference, and concepts to their choice of cases

  I am reading a paper by Rycroft-Malone and colleagues (2004) about what constitutes evidence in evidence-based nursing practice. This paper is interesting because it emphasises a plurality of evidence. The authors identify four sources of evidence—from research and scholarship, … Continue reading

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