Some characteristics of moral problems in evaluation practice

Nick L. Smith

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In order to understand better the nature of moral problems in evaluation, an actual incident from evaluation practice is examined. Based on the incident, six characteristics of moral problems are identified and briefly discussed. The types of research needed on moral aspects of evaluation practice are presented, and ways in which the evaluation profession can aid practitioners in dealing with moral problems are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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