ABCs of KMEvidence-based knowledge management

Guidance and resources for evidence-based knowledge management

This article is part of an ongoing series of articles on evidence-based knowledge management.

Evidence-based practice is nothing new or complicated or mind-blowing. It isn’t a disruptive paradigm-shifting solution to every problem. It doesn’t involve convoluted equations, and you don’t need a team of brainiacs. It won’t push your thinking way outside the box with awesome concepts. It will do something much more exciting, interesting, and important than all of these put together: It will help you to make better decisions.

Professor Rob Briner.1

The links on this page have been collated to help you make better decisions through evidence-based practice in knowledge management (KM). Some of the links are to RealKM Magazine articles and article series, and others to external resources.

This page is a living reference, with new links regularly added.

Why evidence-based management is important in KM

The fundamentals of evidence-based management

Qualification in evidence-based management

How to source and assess evidence

Evidence sources

Case studies

Other resources

Header image source: Adapted from Evidence Based by Nick Youngson on Alpha Stock Images which is licenced by CC BY-SA 3.0.


  1. Briner R. (2019). The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice. People + Strategy, Winter 2019.
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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is a knowledge management (KM), environmental management, and education professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and China. His work has received high-level acclaim and been recognised through a number of significant awards. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group at Wageningen University and Research, and holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction. He is also the editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (, and teaches in the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) Certified High-school Program (CHP).

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