Evidence-Based Content

Last Updated:

Friday, 16 September 2022

Here you will find our process for ensuring our evidence-based content is of the highest-quality.

Our evidence-based content is based on the most recent scientific understanding. In-line references are used to substantiate each significant assertion, conclusion, or suggestion. 


Experts or researchers on certain subjects assess and fact-check the article (our team includes internal scientific reviewers). 


If an article is evidence-based it will be made known at the top of the article.


References

The "references" portion of an article contains all citations and references, including research, picture credits, sources of inspiration, and scientific contributions. The bottom of an article usually contains these citations and references. 


The majority of the research we utilise comes from high-quality studies (where available), as well as reliable resources and subject-matter experts. 


If a claim has a low-quality source of information or lacks in evidence, we explicitly inform the reader that the available evidence is minimal. 


Controversies 

Any claims made in our evidence-based content must be supported by scientific evidence. A disclaimer noting the topic's current controversies will be included in the article if there are several experts who hold conflicting opinions to the one we may favour. 


A discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks of the evidence for the different viewpoints should be included in the disclaimer, along with the scientific justification for disagreement and, if applicable, references. 


Staying Current 

At least once a year, we evaluate and update our evidence-based content to reflect and cite the most current research on the topic. By studying the relevant literature and staying up-to-date on the topic at hand and keeping up with critical new findings, new information may be discovered. 


Before this deadline, we will evaluate and update the information if new research comes to our attention.


We pay special attention to regularly updating delicate themes and assessing if fresh information necessitates us updating or changing our perspective in any way. To let visitors know when the material was last updated, we make note of any significant changes we make to our articles. 


Bias 

We never change our articles to favour any products or services we may promote or sell, and we make every effort to be as impartial as we can. However, all authors of evidence-based publications are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest in order to further guarantee confidence and our impartial approach. By clicking on their name, you may go directly to their author page, where you can find their declaration. 


Since complete objectivity is impossible to achieve, articles will always include some of the authors' own opinions. However, in order to prevent prejudice, we make sure that our suggestions include details regarding any possible risks, negative effects, and disadvantages. We don't exaggerate the advantages or the proof beyond what the science demonstrates. 


We work to enlist the help of considerate experts who have a different perspective, and we want to utilise their insights to improve our knowledge and our policies to guard against errors brought on by unconscious prejudice. 


Values 

While we base our recommendations on scientific evidence, science does not have all the answers. Additionally, there is the issue of how to use our information, which is typically resolved by turning to values. 


We want people to find our content to be useful, reliable, beneficial, straightforward, and simple to read and understand. 


We never advise our visitors not to employ an alternative approach. Instead, we may list any advantages and disadvantages, and the evidence will back up our arguments. However, we will always advise seeking information from a qualified professional or subject-matter authority. 


Research Reviews 

Every evidence-based article is reviewed by one or more subject-matter experts; for instance, an expert tuner would thoroughly examine an article on mapping an ECU, or an expert on aerodynamics would examine an article regarding aero modifications like splitters and spoilers. 


Last Word 

The information on BestCarsEssex is never intended to replace professional advice. 


If you see instances in which we are not upholding the high standards set out in this policy, do get in touch with us. As we strive to become the most renowned and best-quality online automotive resource for accurate and reliable information, we value your input and comments.