ethics

IPE TIG Week: Transformative Framework as a Paradigm for Indigenous Community Evaluation by Jeremy Braithwaite

Greetings, fellow AEAers! I’m Jeremy Braithwaite, PhD, community evaluator and AEA enthusiast. Like many of us, my evaluation training was very much discipline-based and skewed heavily toward quantitative approaches. Randomized control trials and statistical models were the gold standards of evidence. Conversations about ethics were usually confined to the pages of IRB applications. Methodologies were …

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DUP Week: What’s in a Name? with June Gothberg and Caitlyn Bukaty

Greetings and welcome from the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG week.  We are June Gothberg, Chair and Caitlyn Bukaty, Program Chair.  This week we have a strong line up of great resources, tips, and lessons learned for engaging typically underrepresented population in evaluation efforts. You might have noticed that we changed our name from Disabilities …

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Experiments TIG Week: The Ethics of Using Experimental Evaluations in the Field by Laura Peck and Steve Bell

Greetings, and welcome to a week’s worth of insights sponsored by the Design and Analysis of Experiments TIG!  We are Laura Peck and Steve Bell, program evaluators with Abt Associates. When deciding how to invest in social programs, policymakers and program managers increasingly ask for evidence of effectiveness.  A strong method for measuring a program’s …

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SW TIG Week: Kathy Bolland on Ethics in Evaluation and in Social Professions

Hello!  I am Kathy Bolland, like many of you, a wearer of many hats.  I am an administrator and faculty member in a school of social work, where my research focuses on impoverished youth at risk and on assessment in higher education.  I also evaluate educational projects and social programs.  I am a past AEA …

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Jennifer Miller on Building Trusting Customer-Consultant Relationships

Hi, I’m Jennifer V. Miller. For my entire career, I’ve been in some sort of consultative role – either internally as a human resource generalist and training manager in corporate America, or for my consulting company SkillSource. When you are a consultant your primary role is to assess, then make recommendations for improvement. It’s my …

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Judy Savageau on The IRB Process in Human Subject Research

Hello! I’m Judy Savageau, faculty, researcher, and IRB representative for the University of Massachusetts Center for Health Policy and Research. I want to bring attention to the need for us to be mindful that our stakeholder groups are often ‘subjects’ in our evaluation research. Why are there ethical concerns? Like research, evaluation involves human subjects. …

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Laurel Lamb on the Golden Rule for Evaluators

My name is Laurel Lamb and I’ve been a practicing evaluator (although sometimes under the guise of organizational development) for over twenty years. When I sat down to write, I wanted to contemplate what I would share with someone new coming into the field. What have I learned that you couldn’t find in a textbook …

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Eun Kyeng Baek and SeriaShia Chatters on the Risks in Internal Evaluation

Hello everyone! Our names are Eun Kyeng Baek and SeriaShia Chatters. We are an evaluation team and doctoral students from the University of South Florida. We have served as internal and external evaluators in program evaluations in university settings. Additionally, we have experience in the development and administration of evaluation tools. Serving as an internal …

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IC TIG Week: Gail Vallance Barrington on Living Your Ethics

Hello. My name is Gail Vallance Barrington. I have owned and managed Barrington Research Group, Inc. for the past 25 years. Evaluation is what I do. I am currently completing my upcoming book, Consulting Start-up and Management: A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers, to be published by SAGE in Fall 2011. As Mike Morris …

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