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Table 2 Exploring pre-hypothesised moderators of Learning Together (LT)

From: The three stages of building and testing mid-level theories in a realist RCT: a theoretical and methodological case-example

Context (moderator) Enables or constraints mechanisms: Outcome Data collection
School already aiming to erode staff-student boundaries Implementation of actions to change school boundaries Hypothesised intermediate outcomes: Students engage in learning with high aspirations; more students connect to school and avoid risk; more students develop life skills; more students form trusting relations School policy and practice survey. Fidelity and staff acceptability data
School already aiming to erode staff-staff boundaries Implementation of actions to change school boundaries School policy and practice survey. Fidelity and staff acceptability data
School already aiming to erode boundaries between academic and broader development Implementation of actions to change school boundaries Hypothesised primary and secondary outcomes: Reduced bullying and aggression; improved quality of live and emotional and mental health; reduced substance use and sexual risk; reduced truancy and school exclusions School policy and practice survey. Fidelity and staff acceptability data
School organisational capacity; staff turnover; stability Implementation of any intervention activities. Routine monitoring data; School policy and practice survey. Fidelity data
Inclusion of students with varying degrees of educational engagement in LT activities including bullies Implementation of actions to change school boundaries. Facilitator diary forms; interviews with staff/student action group members AGM. Fidelity data
Increased commitment of disengaged students.
Ethnic composition of students Implementation of restorative approaches. Student survey. Fidelity of restorative approaches data
Socio-economic status of students Increased commitment of critical mass of disengaged students. Routinely collected data; student survey