Culture of Respect supports the use of evidence-based, theory-driven programming. Programs qualify for inclusion on this page if they fall under one of the following three categories:
- Supported By Evidence. Program authors or researchers have established evidence of effectiveness of this program by demonstrating participants’ improvements on one or more learning objective, using an experimental or quasi-experimental design (with a comparison group). This evaluation data must have been published in at least one peer-reviewed publication.
- Promising Direction. Program authors or researchers have established evidence of effectiveness of this program by demonstrating participants’ improvements on one or more learning objective using a non-experimental design (no comparison group). This type of evaluation data may be self-published by the authors, or published in a peer-reviewed publication.
- Emerging. There is an expected effect of this program because it is based off sound theory and previous research. This might mean that there is evidence that participants and administrators are satisfied, but no evidence that learning objectives were achieved.
Programs that are not based in sound theory or whose evaluation studies did not demonstrate an effect are not included on our website. Programs may be reconsidered for inclusion if new research or evidence supports placing them into one of the three categories above.
Adapted from: Puddy, R. W. & Wilkins, N. (2011). Understanding Evidence Part 1: Best Available Research Evidence. A Guide to the Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/understanding_evidence-a.pdf