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What is Evidence Based Management?

Evidence-based management means making decisions about the management of employees, teams or organizations through the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of four sources of information: 1.  The best available scientific evidence 2.  Organizational facts, metrics and characteristics 3.  Stakeholders’ values and concerns 4.  Practitioner expertise and judgment From Center for Evidence-Based Management with links to their website.

Primary vs Secondary

You can add these bulleted terms to your search to help limit your results.

A primary source is a document or record which reports a study, experiment, event or other phenomenon firsthand. Primary sources are usually written by the person(s) who did the research, conducted the study, ran the experiment, or witnessed the event.

You can add these terms to your search to help limit your results.

Primary Sources include:

  • pilot/prospective studies
  • cohort studies
  • survey research
  • case studies
  • qualitative studies
  • clinical trials and  randomized clinical trials/RCTs
  • double blind method

Another term to look for when viewing an article is:

  • original research

Secondary sources list, summarize, and evaluate primary information and studies so as to draw conclusions on or present our current state of knowledge in a discipline or subject. Sources may include a bibliography which may direct you back to the primary research reported in the article.

Secondary Sources include:

  • reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis
  • newsletters and professional news sources
  • practice guidelines & standards
  • patient education Information
  • government & legal Information
  • entries in encyclopedias