Understanding Evidence

Understanding Evidence is the first online tool of its kind. This free, online resource offers local practitioners and others working to prevent violence knowledge and resources for using evidence in their decision-making processes.

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;

4. Identify key stages and characteristics of an evidence-based decision-making process.

Understanding Evidence is designed primarily for violence prevention practitioners, but anyone working to prevent violence in their communities will find the information useful including CDC grantees, researchers, program evaluators, technical assistance providers, and decision makers.

Continuing Education and Certification of Completion

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