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Understanding Evidence

General Material

This interactive online resource supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. The goal of evidence-based decision making is to bring a high standard of research evidence into the decision making process while taking into account the contextual and experiential factors that influence decisions. This free, online resource offers practitioners and others working to prevent violence important knowledge and resources for using evidence in their decision making processes including how to:

  1. Define the multiple forms of evidence involved in evidence-based decision making
  2. Identify standards of rigor for best available research evidence
  3. Identify sources of and ways to collect best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence
  4. Identify key stages and characteristics of evidence-based decision making