After the topic of the Academy Evidence Analysis Project has been selected and approved, the Expert Work Group is appointed and the steps listed below are followed. Click here to view the specific responsibilities of the workgroup members and evidence analysts.
Steps in the Evidence Analysis Process
Step 1. Formulate Evidence Analysis Question
Step 2. Conduct Literature Review for each question
Step 3. Critically Appraise Each Report
Step 4. Summarize Evidence
Step 5. Develop Conclusion Statement and Assign Grade
- Develop a Conclusion Statement (the answer to the question) and assign a grade (I, II, III, IV, V) based on the strength of the evidence supporting the conclusion
- Click here to see an Example of a Conclusion Statement and Grade (Note that there is a link to the evidence summary below the Grade if you want additional information.)
- Click here to view the Grade Chart and explanation of each grade (I, II, III, IV, V).
Publish. The EAL is an online resource which means that the information can be published one question at a time. One question consists of the Question, Conclusion, Grade, Search Plan & Results, Evidence Summary, Overview Table, Bibliography, Worksheets and Quality Checklists. A typical project, or phase of a project, contains 8-10 questions.
Review, Revise and Update.
Return to Introduction and Overview . . . . . . Proceed to Step 1