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Research-informed practice: How to prioritise your challenges

You will not be short of challenges to which you will want to turn your…

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Research-informed practice: An evidence-search strategy

It is important to have a simple search strategy to help you sift through all…

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Research-informed practice: Access and assess free research

A lot research is hard to find, sits behind paywalls and can be expensive to…

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Research-informed practice: The hierarchy of evidence

With so much research evidence available, it can be helpful to use a hierarchy of…

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Research-informed practice: How to read an academic paper

While reading academic papers can feel like hard work, there are a few basic techniques…

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Research-informed practice: Making informed decisions

As Drucker (2001, p. 195) states: ‘One alternative is always the alternative of doing nothing.’

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Research-informed practice: The Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle is a tool for planning, implementing, refining and improving an intervention…

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Research-informed practice: After-action reviews

An essential part of being a research-informed practitioner is assessing the outcome of the decision…

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Introduction to research: Judging the quality of research

An essential part of being an evidence-based practitioner is being able to judge the quality…

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Introduction to research: Logic models

Whether you are planning to implement an intervention or are thinking about how to carry…

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Introduction to research: Randomised Controlled Trials

Evidence-informed practitioners are often faced with educational fads or fashion which may have little or…

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Introduction to research: Effect sizes

An effect size is a “way of quantifying the difference between two groups” (Coe, 2017,…