Using research evidence – A practice guide

Get the most out of your research with this support guide to elaborate research evidence


“This guide intends to foster intelligent demand for research evidence from wider audiences.
It can be useful at different stages of the process, guiding you through an evidence based process in framing your initial context analysis. What is evidence-informed decision-making, and why focus on research? When can evidence help you? ‘Horses for courses’ – What evidence should you choose? How do you judge the quality of research? Where should you look for evidence? How should you communicate your findings?


This tool is not about following research at the expense of professional judgement – or other sources of information. Research is only one sort of evidence, but has the advantages of greater rigour, relevance and independence when compared to other types of evidence.”