The process of SGBA can and should involve different kinds and sources of information and data about the issue and the populations of concern, that is, evidence about the topic. The evidence is the collection of ideas and observations that support or oppose an issue or claim.
We need to use evidence thoughtfully, assessing its strengths and limitations, considering how well it does or does not address the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Define quantitative and qualitative evidence, their strengths and limitations.
- Demonstrate that quantitative and qualitative evidence together create a more robust SGBA.
- Assess how well available evidence considers sex, gender, diversity and equity.
- Examine assumptions and bias underlying evidence.
- Decide what additional evidence may be needed for a project.