This resource, developed by the The American Evaluation Association (AEA) outlines a sets of guiding principles it has identified with the aim of setting a benchmark of evaluation standards for all evaluation practitioners.
- Preface: Assumptions Concerning Development of Principles
- The Principles
- A. Systematic Inquiry: Evaluators conduct systematic, data-based inquiries.
- B. Competence: Evaluators provide competent performance to stakeholders.
- C. Integrity/Honesty: Evaluators display honesty and integrity in their own behavior, and attempt to ensure the honesty and integrity of the entire evaluation process.
- D. Respect for People: Evaluators respect the security, dignity and self-worth of respondents, program participants, clients, and other evaluation stakeholders.
- Process of the 2002-2003 Review and Revision. : Evaluators articulate and take into account the diversity of general and public interests and values that may be related to the evaluation.
- Process of Development.
- Resulting Principles.
- Recommendation for Continued Work.
- Process of the 2002-2003 Review and Revision.
American Evaluation Association (AEA) (2004). Guiding Principles for Evaluation. American Evaluation Association. Accessed on 21 July, 2011 Retrieved fromhttp://www.eval.org/publications/guidingprinciples.asp.