Monthly Archives: July 2015
Mason Mill Park
1400 McConnell Dr.
Decatur, GA 30033
Following up on a great workshop on realist evaluation at the AEA Summer Institute, some of the participants are getting together to discuss what we learned. Aisha Rios will lead us on a low-key walk at Mason Mill Park while we consider how we might use a realist approach in our work. Even if you didn’t make the session but are curious, come out and join us. We’ll meet at 10:00 at the trail entrance near the tennis center. (1400 McConnell Dr., Decatur, GA 30033) Walk and Talk events are free to members and nonmembers alike. Questions? Contact Aisha: arios at karna.com. (Rain location at Chocolate Coffee at North Decatur and Clairmont. Check the Facebook page if it looks like rain.)
From Tina Anderson Smith’s workshop description: Realist Evaluation offers a theory-driven approach to “explaining” how contextual attributes and behaviors triggered by an intervention combine to produce a complex signature of outcomes. This methodology helps arm practitioners and policy decision makers with a deep understanding of the contingencies for program success, positioning them to refine program strategies and maximize their impacts.