Understanding evidence


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Understanding Evidence is meant to support critical thinking skills in practitioners to help them make evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention. Specifically, upon completion of Understanding Evidence the learner will be able to: 1. define the three types of evidence involved in evidence based decision-making; 2. identify standards of rigor across the key dimensions that make up the best available research evidence; 3. identify sources of and ways to collect best available research evidence, contextual evidence, and experiential evidence; and 4. identify key stages and characteristics of an evidence based decision-making process.  CEUs are available.