Evidence-Based Artifacts refers to individual practices. For example, single lessons or in-class activities, standardized test scores, etc, can be used to collect evidence to study the impact of the practices used on a control group. All micro-credentials require Evidence-Based Artifacts created based on information gathered in the participant's professional setting.
Research-Based Evidence refer to practices that were developed based on the best research available in the field. This means that the strategies and activities included in the program or practice have a strong scientific basis for their use.
Research-Based Evidence in micro-credentials can refer to either research or resources.
- Research- typically a deeper investigation, such as a book, white paper, or study materials and sources used in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
- Resources - typically articles, websites, etc that can be drawn upon to learn, improve, etc.
Participants may choose to include Research-Based evidence as a part of their portfolio of evidence. You may be asked to cite the research and/or resources referenced within your evidence. Unless otherwise stated in the micro-credential, participants may use this format to cite their sources.
Author’s last name, and first name, followed by the year of the publication and the title of the publication.
Please be sure to always follow our academic integrity and plagiarism guidelines.