Help you and your organization to make better decisions by learning how to distinguish science from folklore; data from assertions; and evidence from beliefs, anecdotes, or personal opinion.
Evidence-Based Practice in Management and Consulting
- What students will learn
- Learning objectives by module
- Course assessments, activities, and outline
- Other course details
- System requirements
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What students will learn
By the time they finish this course, students will learn or be able to:
- Identify good and bad evidence
- Recognize the difference between professional expertise and personal bias
- Acquire scientific evidence and critically appraise its worth
Learning objectives by module
Unit 2: Evidence-Based Practice in Management and Consulting
- Module 2: The Basic Principles
- Correct misconceptions about Evidence-Based Practice.
- Detail the six steps involved in Evidence-Based Practice and clarify the application of each.
- Evaluate the quality of available evidence and determine which evidence is best.
- Explain the meaning of and need for Evidence-Based Practice.
- Identify the four sources of available evidence and provide examples of each.
- Restate the definition, need for and uses of “Best Available Evidence”.
- Module 3: Professional Expertise and Judgment
- Explain how bias can influence valid and reliable professional expertise.
- Explain how cognitive biases can be overcome.
- Explain how evidence from practitioners can be acquired in a valid and reliable way.
- Explain the difference between system 1 and system 2 thinking, and how it influences valid and reliable professional expertise.
- Explain what constitutes valid and reliable professional expertise.
- Recognize patternicity and the illusion of causality, and how it can influence valid and reliable professional expertise.
- Module 4: Acquiring Scientific Evidence
- Apply the PICOC framework to focus a question.
- Conducting a systematic, transparent, and reproducible search for relevant empirical studies in an online research database.
- Determining effective search terms to search for relevant empirical studies in an online research database.
- Explain what the best place is to search for an empirical study that is relevant to management.
- Using Boolean operators to identify relevant studies in a research database.
- Module 5: Critical Appraisal
- Determine a study’s type (based on approach, methodology and/or design).
- Evaluate the methological appropriateness of a study.
- Rate the trustworthiness of a study.
- Summarize a study’s design and findings, identifying weakness and methodological quality.
Course assessments, activities, and outline
UNIT 1: Using this Course
Module 1: Introduction
UNIT 2: Evidence-Based Practice in Management and Consulting
Module 2: The Basic Principles
Quiz: Evidence Based Principles: Basics
Module 3: Professional Expertise and Judgment
Quiz: Professional Expertise and Judgment
Module 4: Acquiring Scientific Evidence
Quiz: Acquiring Scientific Evidence
Module 5: Critical Appraisal
Quiz: Critical Appraisal
Other course details
Evidence-Based Practice in Management and Consulting is still in production, and does not have a suggested time-to-complete.
This course is developed in collaboration with NYU Wagner and The Center for Evidence Based Management (CEBMa). If you are a teacher/lecturer and would like to use some of these modules in your class, please get in touch with CEBMa: www.cebma.org/contact/
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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