North of England


The UK Evaluation Society North of England Network aims to bring together people involved or interested in evaluation, with a particular value on collaboration, reflexivity, diversity, participation and appropriate (mixed) methods. The network’s mission is to

  • Promote the work of the UK Evaluation Society in the North of England and create a sense of community.
  • Advocate for good evaluation practice.
  • Improve evaluation practice through sharing experiences and knowledge (Communities of Practice).

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There are opportunities to grow the scope of this network’s activities, so anyone interested in joining the North of England steering group is invited to email network convenor Jessica Ozan:

In our first webinar …

Dr Leslie Groves Williams will discuss the interface between ethical considerations and undertaking impartial evaluations. She will draw on her extensive experience and share examples of how she incorporates ethics into her everyday evaluation practice. The webinar is suitable for anyone involved with evaluation.

Ethics as Everyday Evaluation Practice

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021. 1300 – 1400 GMT

Ethical dilemmas are inherent to evaluation. During evaluations, particularly when in the field, evaluators may need to make complex judgements in unique and dynamic circumstances. There is often an unspoken assumption that evaluators and commissioners share common ethics and will therefore resolve an ethical dilemma in a particular way. Yet ethics are culturally specific. Different individuals, communities and organizations have their own definitions of what is culturally ‘right’ behaviour. The ‘right’ or ‘ethical’ course of action is therefore subject to differing interpretations and judgements. In this webinar, we will unpack what we mean by “ethics” and the different principles that can constitute our own personal or organisational code of ethics. We will explore some key considerations for integrating ethics into our day to day practice and across the intervention cycle.

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