Paul R. Madak

Fall

Ethical Considerations when using Qualitative Methods in Evaluation

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This article discusses some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise when evaluators utilize qualitative methodologies. The dilemmas discussed are those not easily dealt with by referring to one of the existing codes of research ethics. The author does not offer solutions to these complex dilemmas, but suggests that their identification and the ensuing discussion will assist evaluators in designing an evaluation study.