Evidence Brief Rating System

The Disability Evidence Portal has developed a rating system and criteria to inform individuals accessing the platform on how feasible, accurate, relevant and inclusive the literature is that was used to synthesise information in developing a particular brief.

Our aim is to ensure that the process for developing evidence briefs is transparent to all, and helps individuals to identify gaps in evidence that require further investigation and study.

More details on the filters and what they represent can be found below:

Equity: This filter represents the level of active engagement or participation of people with disabilities at various stages of research projects and programmes (design, development, implementation, evaluation) that were reviewed when developing an evidence brief.

Depth: This filter highlights the level of accuracy and depth of literature covering the specific topic of this evidence brief. The level of bias within the peer-reviewed literature included in briefs is also included in this filter.

Local Relevance: This filter allows users to identify the level to which the literature included in the synthesis of an evidence brief utilised approaches that were developed locally in low resource settings i.e. interventions developed in specific contexts or communities

Feasibility: This filter represents the level to which the evidence and recommendations synthesised in an evidence brief can be widely generalised, with consideration towards the resources available in specific contexts.

To learn more about how points are measured and assigned to each filter, download the Rating System Checklist in the Disability Evidence Toolkit here.