Health Behaviour Change Research Group Webinar 30th June

An introduction to Pragmatic evaluation – More places available due to a high level of interest!

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway is delighted to announce that registration is now open for a free webinar, An introduction to Pragmatic Evaluation, delivered by Dr Paul Kelly, from the University of Edinburgh, on Tuesday June 30th 2020 from 11am-12pm!

Places are limited and book up quickly, so reserve HERE to avoid disappointment!

Background:

Along with colleagues, Dr Karen Milton (University of East Anglia) and Dr Justin Richards (University of Sydney), Dr Paul Kelly (University of Edinburgh) devised a Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity course in 2015, and has been delivering it to a wide range of international audiences ever since. This course was developed to address a gap in the field of physical activity promotion for national and institutional research and evaluation capacity. Pragmatic evaluation is based on seven underlying principles: related to realist research and methods; focuses on pragmatic rather than ‘gold standard’ approaches to obtain contextually relevant results within available resources;  often occurs within limited time, budget and resources; utilises theory based assumptions and logic models; often focuses on process evaluation; often allows an understanding of why a programme did or did not work and; prioritises meaningful engagement with stakeholders to positively influence health promotion.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of Pragmatic Evaluation, core principles, models and methods.
  • Explore the relationship between evaluation and research.
  • Learn about worked examples of Pragmatic Evaluations of health promotion programmes.

Facilitator:

Dr Paul Kelly, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health, Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Intended participants:

Researchers, practitioners and students interested in evaluation, pragmatic methods, health promotion and physical activity.

Booking:

Places are limited and book up fast. To avoid disappointment, book on Eventbrite now!

For further assistance, please contact the HBCRG Training Officer, Dr Lisa Hynes at lisa.hynes@nuigalway.ie .

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