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ERIC Number: EJ950649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 137
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
The Good, the Bad, and the Evaluator: 25 Years of "AJE" Ethics
Morris, Michael
American Journal of Evaluation, v32 n1 p134-151 Mar 2011
This essay explores the contributions of "Evaluation Practice" and the "American Journal of Evaluation" to our understanding of evaluation ethics. The review is organized according to the five Guiding Principles for Evaluators (Systematic Inquiry, Competence, Integrity/Honesty, Respect for People, and Responsibilities for General and Public Welfare) and identifies key themes within each domain. The value of case-based ethical analysis is highlighted, as is the need for increased empirical research on ethical dimensions of evaluation, especially as these dimensions are perceived by stakeholders with whom evaluators interact. Over the past 25 years, evaluators have learned a great deal about the ethical challenges they are likely to encounter during any given stage of an evaluation, even as they continue to engage in debate over the roles through which evaluators can best serve the public interest. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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