Sharon Scotcher

Ethics and Evaluation

Two recent publications of interest:

Practical Wisdom for an Ethical Evaluation Practice, edited by Martha Hurteau, University of Quebec and Thomas Archibald, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Claremont Press 2022

A contemporary and thought-provoking exploration of the concept of practical wisdom – what it is and how it can be incorporated into evaluation practice.  This is a rare book because it moves beyond evaluation methodology to explore how practical wisdom can help us develop new and better solutions for difficult evaluation situations

Ethics for Evaluation: Beyond “doing no harm” to “tackling bad” and “doing good” edited by Rob D van den Berg, Penny Hawkins and Nicoletta Stame, Routledge 2022.  This book presents evaluators, commissioners of evaluation, policymakers and practitioners with inspiration for an ethical perspective on how evaluation can contribute towards solving problems.