SAGE Journal Articles
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This article offers a review of the contributions of Evaluation Practice and the American Journal of Evaluation to the current understanding of evaluation ethics. The author organized the review 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.
This article, referenced in Ch. 12 of the textbook, explores the intersection between professionalism and evaluation. The author applies logical models of professionalism to the practice of evaluation and speculates about the future of the discipline.
With evaluation becoming a global discipline, evaluators are faced with assessing whether their approaches are relevant across varying cultures, ideologies, and governments. This article reviews the evidence regarding the relevance of democratic evaluation approaches and recommends adoption of a progressive evaluation model designed to complement, update and renew existing democratic and social justice evaluation approaches.
Schwandt makes the argument in this article that the current discussion of the professionalization of the practice of evaluation largely overlooks several significant issues including: what the terms “profession” and “professional” mean and evaluator-manager collaboration. A professional ethos of evaluation is discussed.