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FEATURED INFORMATION: Evidence-based Decision-making

Pyramid of
Evidence Types

Pyramid of Evidence Types from least to most supported types of evidence.

Readings in Evidence Types

There are a multitude of resources on the web describing the evidence types included in the evidence pyramid.

The CDC offers an Understanding Evidence website and a guide to the continuum of evidence, Understanding Evidence: A Guide to the Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness.

The two sources below report on evidence compiled from sources that include evidence types 7 and 8.

  • National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council 2007 Report, Parole, Desistance from Crime, and Community Integration (online book) or (pdf)
Pyramid source (Note: This image source is no longer available): Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE), funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Previously available at: https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA07-4278/SMA07-4278.pdf