Relevance & Credibility Indices


In order to help assess whether existing research studies are credible and relevant to a particular educational context, CBCSE has developed two indices, the Relevance Index (RI) and the Credibility Index (CI). These rubrics can help decision-makers evaluate existing studies of educational programs, strategies or interventions and determine how the findings might apply in a particular situation.

  • The Relevance Index helps decision-makers determine how well a study’s findings apply to their own setting by assessing the extent to which various characteristics of the study population and context are similar to the decision-maker’s own context.

  • The Credibility Index helps decision-makers assess how seriously to take the findings of a study by scoring it on the quality of study design.

Click below to download the RI and CI Workbooks in your preferred format.