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Making the Grade: A Review and Comparison of Selected Evidence Grading Systems

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About the Course:

This course is intended to present information gathered as a result of the Strategic Planning Initiative of 2005. The major purposes of this initiative are “to improve the quality of research in the behavioral and social sciences and education and strengthen the ties between behavioral and social science, public policy, and practice” (SPI, 2005). Evidence grading measures are assessed for quality, and recommendations are offered for improving Evidence Grading Systems.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Making the Grade: A Review and Comparison of Selected Evidence Grading Systems created by Leff, H. Stephen, Ph.D., et al.


Human Services Research Institute for SAMHSA

Publication Date:

March 22, 2005

Course Material Author

Leff, H. Stephen, Ph.D., et al.

Human Services Research Institute staff.

Leff, H. Stephen, Ph.D., et al. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Evidence Grading Systems and how they can be used to improve patient care. It is appropriate for advanced levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe what evidence grading systems are and why they were developed.

  2. Identify methodological criteria included in evidence grading systems.

  3. Apply concepts regarding the convergent evaluation approach to your evidence-based research.

  4. Evaluate information presented regarding future directions for the development, investigation, and feasibility of evidence grading systems.

Article: Making the Grade: A Review and Comparison of Selected Evidence Grading Systems

Article: Making the Grade: A Review and Comparison of Selected Evidence Grading Systems

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Course Number 101149
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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