Realist MRT Wiki
Welcome to the Realist MRT Wiki!

Since you are here, I assume you are aware of the basic principles of realist evaluation, synthesis and research. (If not, the RAMESES-project website is a good place to start.) You are probably also aware of the importance of middle-range theories for these approaches, both MRTs coming from teh social sciences and MRT program theories. However, it is not always easy to find the right middle-range theory for your study/evaluation. Moreover, it is not always easy to grasp the complexities of the different theories and how they can be used within the realist framework.

This 'Realist MRT Wiki' tries to overcome this by creating a collective repository of middle-range social science and program theories. Most of us are aware of at least one relevant and interesting middle-range theory that can be used in a realist study/evaluation. So together we have an enormous amount of knowledge on middle-range theories and their applicability and application in realist evaluations/studies/syntheses.

You can find a list of all the theories described on this wiki by clicking on 'Theories' at the top of this page. If you would like to contribute, it is important that you follow the instructions below closely.

How it works

Step 0: Register as a user and sign in so that we can track and acknowledge your contributions

Step 1: Go to the page 'Theories' to see whether the theory you would like to add is already on the Wiki or not.

Step 2: Is it not yet on the list? Great! (if it is go to 'step 5')

Type on the line below this section the name of the theory you would like to add and click 'Create page'. (Do not create a page in any other way, doing it in this way generates a predefined template)

Step 3: Make sure you are in the 'Visual editor' and not in the "source editor' (indicated at the top, if in 'Source editor' click it and go to visual editor.) Fill in the different sections of the page. Avoid changing the structure of the page. You do not need to fill in everything, if there is something you do not know, other contributors can update and complete the sections.

Step 4: To add your page to the list of theories. After having saved your page, you can go the bottom of your page and click 'Add category'. Type 'Theories' and click 'Save'.

Step 5: Is it already on the list? Great!

Go to the page and see whether you can improve it. You can do this by clicking 'edit' in the right top corner of that page.


If you have difficulties with editing or creating pages, do not hesitate to contact

Developed thanks to financial support through a post-doctoral fellowship (Dr. Dimitri Renmans) from:

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