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Assessing evidence

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This tool provides a process for describing and further assessing propositions, which are proposals on best practice that have a solid evidence base but remain contested. As part of their project on ‘Food System Innovation for Food Security’, Rodriguez and colleagues argued that evidence can be divided into three categories: axioms, propositions and observations. These […]
GRADE stands for ‘Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation’. It was developed for health systems interventions. The GRADE approach separates two issues: ‘the quality of the evidence and the strength of recommendations. Quality of evidence is only one of several factors considered when assessing the strength of recommendations.’ The intention of the GRADE approach […]
Grading instruments can help policy decision makers evaluate research on a given topic. There are many grading instruments available to “…provide a metric to ‘quantify’ the quality of evidence from either an individual study or from a body of evidence”. Their strengths are that they are systematic, time effective, accessible, objective and allow clear communication. […]

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