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ERIC Number: EJ862315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Evaluation Team Dynamics: Intragroup Ethical Challenges
Urias, David
American Journal of Evaluation, v30 n4 p587-591 2009
Ethical challenges associated with the relationships among members of an evaluative team/organization receive less attention. Examples of the kinds of ethical dilemmas that could occur within an evaluation team include an individual taking undeserved credit, transferring blame, making false promises, withholding information, breaching confidentiality, or using information as a weapon to ensure job security. Drawing on the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Guiding Principles--especially those associated with integrity and honesty, this essay briefly presents some of the ways in which those principles can be violated in an evaluation team and provides some practical suggestions for action when faced with those situations. The article concludes with a reflection on the use of the "Guiding Principles" and the need to prepare new evaluators for these challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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