In this blog post on AEA365 | A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators, Laurie Stevahn (Seattle University) and Jean King (University of Minnesota) discuss what might go into a list of core competencies of evaluators, synthesising four existing competency lists: Essential Competencies for Program Evaluators, Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice, International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi) Evaluator Competencies, and Professional Competencies of Qualitative Research Consultants.
"What distinguishes a competent qualitative evaluator? An enduring commitment to the qualitative paradigm. Qualitative evaluators understand and intentionally use the qualitative paradigm, choosing projects with questions that require answers from qualitative data. They need technical methodological expertise related to collecting, recording, and analyzing qualitative data."
Stevahn, L. and Kind, J. (2015). 'QUAL Eval Week: Laurie Stevahn and Jean King on Essential Competencies for Effective Qualitative Evaluators' in AEA365 | A Tip-A-Day by and for Evaluators [Blog]. Retrieved from: http://aea365.org/blog/qual-eval-week-laurie-stevahn-and-jean-king-on-essential-competencies-for-effective-qualitative-evaluators/