Category Archives for "Evidence-Based Practice"
As mentioned in my last blog in the Understanding Research Series, correlations have a direction. So what does this mean? Positive Correlations Negative Correlations Positive correlations Say you are looking at two factors which are correlated like the the grades students achieve and the amount of studying they do. Some research found the following: Unsurprisingly the […]Read more
What is a correlation? So what is a correlation? Having had a look at what research is and what researchers mean when a result is significant, in this post I want to have a look at what we call causal relationships and correlations. This is where someone claims to have found that something causes something […]Read more
In this article – Only the uninformed talk about research proving things The significance of significance How likely are we to get this result by random chance? Levels of significance What a significant result means In my last blog about research we looked at the fact that it’s almost impossible to prove something. Even […]Read more
How to make evidence-based practice work Many professions have moved towards evidence-based practice over the years. The real pioneers here have been the various medical and health services around the world, but as a concept it is being increasingly used in just about every industry to a lesser or greater extent. However whilst there is […]Read more