Grand Canyon University: HLT-364
Professor Pascale Lee
Evidence-Based Decision Making & Discovery Paper
July 27, 2014
In this society today, science is a method of discovering how things will impact what will happen in our future. However, scientific discovery is getting the correct information through a process or steps. It also is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena (free dictionary). Science is expanding the knowledge of the world around us to make sure that the knowledge of science is available.
Evidence-based decision making has impacted science discovery in many ways. In healthcare, it shows an increase in health care spending as well as advances in communication and information technology. These variations have made such a development in scientific discovery when it comes down to healthcare industry. An example would be improving healthcare quality along with healthcare coverage decisions. However, scientific evidence is very important when there is various decisions that shows the evidence that is available by decisionmakers.
Evidence-based management is a method of making important decisions for your organization based on hard facts. If evidence suggests your decision can be successful you proceed, otherwise you either choose a different route or conduct research to find the evidence you want. This approach helps you not only make decisions, but also evaluate their success, as it is evidence that can prove whether you have reached a goal or not.
Hypothesis is needed
Hypothesis is not needed (narrow)
Reasonable and Deductive
Inductive that is logical and mathematical
Requires collection, analysis and report of data
Require collection, analysis and data