On 5th December 2019, Justin Jagosh, Director of the Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES), hosted our CECAN Webinar: 'Demi-Regs and the Characteristics of Realist Evaluation'.
A demi-regularity, also known as a demi-reg, is a semi-predictable outcome pattern. The demi-reg concept has relevance to fundamental principles in realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997) including the context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configuration and middle-range theorizing.
Attended by around 50 participants, the webinar examined the demi-reg concept using source material and illustrated using examples. Although the use of the concept is not a pre-requisite for conducting a realist evaluation, it has significant value for understanding and engaging with the analytical characteristics of a realist methodological process.
If you were unable to join the webinar, you can watch/listen to the session via our YouTube channel below. We are also pleased to be able to share a PDF version of the PowerPoint slides, please click here to view.