Finding evidence online

An online learning resource
Published on 31 Mar 2020

This online learning resource is for people working in social services who are looking to develop their skills in finding and using evidence. For the purpose of the tool we consider evidence to be written, video or audio data or information that can help you find answers to your question.

The content of this short and accessible resource should take around fifteen minutes to work through and the material covered will give you a basic understanding of:

  • How to define and break down your question
  • What are potential sources of social services information and evidence
  • Techniques when searching for evidence online
  • How to evaluate and organise your search results

There's also an optional set of reflective exercises at the end, which qualifies you for a certificate. This can contribute towards your own personal and professional learning and development outcomes.