A guest post by Ferdinand C Mukumbang Realist evaluation is a theory-driven approach to evaluating programmes (interventions and policies). Its focus on explaining how, why, for whom, and under what circumstances a programme works (or not) makes it attractive to… Read More »Critical realist and scientific realist principles scaffolding realist evaluation
CR Educational Resources
There are many local and online groups meeting to discuss critical realist topics. We have details of many of them on our critical realist community page, which helps new people to find them. We can also provide other kinds of… Read More »Tell us about your critical realist group!
The 2023 annual conference of the International Association for Critical Realism will be held in Manila, from 9-11 August, with a pre-conference PhD workshop on 7-8 August. The conference ill be hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.… Read More »Call for papers for IACR 2023 conference
Jin Xue, professor in urban and regional planning at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is organizing a one-week PhD course on ‘Critical realism in environment, development and planning studies’ on June 5 – 9, 2023 in the Oslo region… Read More »One week course on critical realism in environment, development and planning studies
Guest post by Priscilla Alderson. The 2022 critical realism Zoom course for beginners, based on Roy Bhaskar’s course for doctoral students, was convened by Priscilla Alderson and Rob Faure Walker at University College London. It is now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeod4lGHw8s18DVo7t-w5KQ.… Read More »Videos from UCL course on critical realism
Our series of online workshops introducing critical realism will be starting next week. These free learning opportunities are intended to support PhD students or early career researchers who would like to learn about critical realism and its use in social… Read More »Online workshops introducing critical realism starting soon!
The Critical Realism Network is planning a series of online workshops introducing critical realism. These learning opportunities will be free and open to anyone interested. The series is intended to support PhD students or early career researchers who would like… Read More »Pre-announcement of online workshops introducing critical realism
A guest post by Jamie Morgan, introducing an open access series of interviews with leading critical realists. [Updated 15/9/21: we now have a permanent page with pointers to these and other interviews here. Also added a link to the second… Read More »Interviews with Critical Realists and fellow travellers
A guest post by Cristián Navarrete. In this blog, Cristián Navarrete introduces the Spanish translation of Tom Fryer’s short guide to ontology and epistemology: “Una breve guía para la ontología y epistemología (por qué todos debiesen ser realistas críticos)” and… Read More »Investigando lo social: ontología, epistemología y realismo crítico
A guest post by Tom Fryer. A short guide to ontology and epistemology: why everyone should be a critical realist argues that positivism’s search for universal laws is like looking for a Ferrari at your local supermarket, and constructivism’s denial… Read More »A beginner’s guide to critical realism