searching, selecting and managing the best available evidence for research, according to a defined, planned and consistent method.
(Dore L, Delaunois, I)
Increasingly an evidence based approach to searching which already has a strong presence in healthcare is extending to include all discipline areas such as engineering, science, education etc. A search of the literature must be systematic ‘to be transparent, accountable and replicable’
(Gough 2012 p 116).
What's in it for me?
Steps to begin
|Accountable:||You should actively make your search open to scrutiny and assessment.|
|Transparent:||Your search strategy should be open to scrutiny.|
|Replicable:||Anyone should be able to replicate your search.|
Argyrous, G. (2012) 'Evidence based policy: principles of transparency and accountability', Australian Journal of Pubic Administration, 71(4), pp. 457-468.