Evidence reviews – making research useful for decision-makers

Knowledge built through research evidence should inform the actions that address pressing behaviour change challenges. Evidence reviews assemble knowledge from around the world and can illuminate potential solutions.

Two key considerations in making evidence reviews useful are ‘take-off’ – getting the question right – and ‘landing’ – delivering review findings that are useful and compelling.

This short course will outline the evidence review process with an emphasis on ‘take offs and 'landings’ and apply these to your review question.

What you’ll learn

All BehaviourWorks’ short courses support skills development and the practical application of behavioural science theories, tools, techniques and methods.

By attending this short course you will:

  • understand the main types of evidence review and five key principles that shape any evidence review process
  • develop and refine your own review question, considering its context, scope, the type of research required and what outputs would be most useful in informing your decision-making
  • know where – and where not to – find research reviews that address your question
  • apply established tools to reflect on the quality of your research review and how well it addresses your question.

BWA Toolbox Series of practical short courses

BehaviourWorks Australia Toolbox series of practical short courses are designed to support skills development and the application of behavioural science theories,  techniques and methods. See our other short courses:

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Frequently asked questions

What format of course do you run?

Our training portfolio offers a variety of opportunities to suit a wide range of needs, from half-day or two day short introduction or foundation programs, a 15 hour skills development course (toolbox series/short courses) to an eight week bootcamp, and our 12 week accredited program. We also welcome applications for our doctoral program for the truly behaviour obsessed!

Can you provide training for my organisation?

We have specialist courses for organisations, from a coaching and mentoring team-based bootcamp to bespoke, tailored programing to meet identified needs within your team. Please get in touch to discuss you requirements.

How often do the courses run?

We have a calendar of delivery dates for open to market offerings. If there is something you are interested in that is not in the calendar, let us know!

What makes your course different to a traditional university course?

All BWA programs focus on providing our participants with the knowledge and confidence to apply practical behaviour change tools and methods in their workplace/life.

Who runs the course?

All our courses are delivered by the experienced and engaging BWA applied research team. The researchers are all engaged with cutting-edge projects with clients, using evidence based behavioural science to address real world problems. This means we draw on live examples and personally developed case studies in the programs.

How much experience do I need to participate?

We offer programs to suit everyone, from those who are just starting to explore behaviour change and what it offers, to those who have already been applying in their work and want to boost their toolkit, to organisations who want to support their own behavioural insights team.

Is behaviour change applicable to my industry?

Understanding WHO needs to DO WHAT differently, and exploring why people do the things they do, is at the heart of many government departments, industries and life itself! All our work is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals, and we work across sectors including health, societal equity, financial development and environmental protection. If you work with people and problems, a behavioural perspective could be extremely helpful in increasing your program or policy effectiveness.

I am not based in Victoria - do you have any online offerings?

Yes! We have online courses with the same content and same fantastic interactive delivery techniques as our face to face programs. We design our online programs with flexibility in mind, so that working professionals and others can easily access the content at a time that suits their needs.