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Business: 45-941: Evidence-Based Management: Start

What this guide is for:

Using the appropriate research findings to inform management decisions is one of the pillars of Evidence-Based Management. This is a guide to how to find them. It also provides some information on Evidence-Based Management itself.

Citing your sources

Evidence-Based Management defined

"Evidence-based management is about making decisions through the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of four sources of information:
  • practitioner expertise and judgment
  • evidence from the local context
  • a critical evaluation of the best available research evidence
  • the perspectives of those people who might be affected by the decision"

Source:  Briner, R. B., Denyer, D., & Rousseau, D. M. (2009). Evidence-Based Management: Concept Cleanup Time?  Academy of Management Perspectives, 23, 19-32.

Evidence hierarchy

Best

Meta-analyses of research studies

 

Systematic reviews of research articles

Good

Longitudinal field studies

 

Randomized controlled interventions

 

Multiple quasi-experimental/cross-sectional studies

 

Controlled case comparisons

Depends

Case studies/descriptive research

Not

Expert opinion

 

Non-expert opinion

 

Standard/popular practices

 Source: Rousseau, D., Course syllabus for Evidence-Based Management - 45-961,Tepper School of Business, Fall 2010

How to get journal articles when you know the citation

Business & Economics Librarian

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Ryan Splenda
Contact:
109C Hunt Library
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-2453

Thanks

to Adam Williams author of the Social Work: Evidence-Based Practice libguide for inspiration