What methodology does the study use?

The FRONTIER study is an evaluation that uses realist methodology.

Realist methodology uncovers what works, for whom and in what context.  It has been developed to evaluate programmes, services, policies and interventions.

Watch the below videos to find out more.

Justin Jagosh, Director of the Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis answers key questions on the methodology.

An introductory lecture providing an explanation of the underpinning principles of Realist Reviews. It was delivered at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) on March 10th 2020 and hosted by the UBC Library and Health Libraries Association of BC.

This webinar with Gill Westhorp, PhD was recorded in May 2020 and explains the importance of causation in realist reviews.

Recording from July 2020, Justin Jagosh introduces and explains ‘retroduction’, based on his paper, ‘Retroductive Theorizing in Pawson and Tilley’s Applied Scientific Realism. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14767430.2020.1723301

The talk covers the below key areas:

Abduction versus Retroduction

Ontological Depth

Inference Sufficiency

Mechanism Latency and Activation

Context Mechanism and Interaction

Approximation and Accumulation