Evidence Based Management - Self-Paced

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The basic idea of evidence-based management is that good-quality decisions require both critical thinking and the use of the ‘best available evidence’. This evidence may come from scientific research, internal business information, stakeholder perspectives and concerns, and even professional experience. Although all management practitioners use evidence in their decisions, many pay little attention to the quality of the evidence and tend to base their decisions on too few sources of evidence. As a result, decisions in business and organisations are too often based on fads, new ‘cutting edge ’solutions, and popular ideas promoted by consulting firms and management gurus. The bottom line is bad decisions, poor outcomes, and a limited understanding of why things go wrong. In response to this problem, the idea of evidence-based management has evolved, with the goal of improving the quality of decision making by using critically evaluated evidence from multiple sources – organisational data, professional expertise, stakeholder values, and the scientific research literature.

The course consists of 15 modules designed to enhance students ’managerial skills through a distinctive, hands-on approach. These modules cover all six steps of evidence-based management. On its completion, you will be able to:

  • Ask: Identify the need for evidence and translate this need into a focused question
  • Acquire: Systematically search for and/or retrieve evidence
  • Appraise: Critically judge the trustworthiness and relevance of the evidence
  • Aggregate: Weigh and pull together the evidence
  • Apply: Incorporate the evidence into practice / the decision-making process
  • Assess: Evaluate the outcome of the practice/decision taken

If you complete all 15 modules, you will receive an official CEBMa/CMU Certificate of Completion that includes recognition from Carnegie Melon University. However, you will only receive a certificate when you score 70% or higher on all assessment quizzes. Students have three attempts to reach this score: if you fail the first time – you can learn from the feedback and try again. Each module takes approximately 2-4 hours to complete and you are encouraged to spread your learning out across time to maximise learning.

This is a self-paced workshop so the end of the event is the submission deadline. Once you registered for the workshop you will receive further information on how to sign up for the workshop., which You will also find the instructions on the LEAD blackboard page under the self-paced modules tab.

The end date for the workshop is the deadline to complete the workshop. To complete the workshop please visit the LEAD blackboard page and upload the certificate you receive once you finish the workshop.

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