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13 Oct

Professional Education Courses: How to Access Evidence (May. 4, 2017)

October 13, 2016

May 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CG-160 (Canadiana Gallery Rm. 160) at the School of Public Policy & Governance
14 Queens Park Crescent W
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9

How good is the evidence used in evidence-based decision-making?

Evidence-based decision-making relies on verifiable evidence, often from published research. The success of such an approach depends on the quality of the data collected and the appropriateness of the analyses and interpretation researchers provide. However, specific research areas are often complex and fraught with contradictory findings. The purpose of this session is to familiarize participants with criteria for assessing the quality of evidence provided in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methodology research studies. The conceptual basis for standards/criteria that are used to evaluate the quality of research will be discussed. Participants will also get hands-on experience in applying these criteria to judge the quality of published research studies and reports.

Register here: May 4 (Spring 2017)

Instructor: Olesya Falenchuk & Michal Perlman