Who doesn’t love some alliteration to explain a concept. Certainly not us. This article from MG Rush boils down that well used phrase “evidence based decision making” to six steps, all beginning with A.
- Asking: translating a practical issue or problem into an answerable question
- Acquiring: systematically searching for and retrieving the evidence
- Appraising: critically judging the trustworthiness and relevance of the evidence
- Aggregating: weighing and pulling together the evidence
- Applying: incorporating the evidence into the decision-making process
- Assessing: evaluating the outcome of the decision taken
The article draws some interesting conclusions on the topic, and can be found here