Purpose of the Guiding Principles: The Guiding Principles reflect the core values of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and are intended as a guide to the professional ethical conduct of evaluators.
As a member of AEA and on the leadership team of the Youth-Focused Evaluation Topical Interest Group (YFE TIG), Nick attempts to operationalize these guidelines into all evaluation projects and initiatives to ensure that all participants are not harmed during the course of the research and evaluation work. Even better than doing no harm, these guidelines can serve to demonstrate the benefits that come with research and evaluation work which, ultimately, are meant to serve the common good in society.
AEA members recently voted on whether to adopt these guidelines. Please follow this link to learn more about the guidelines including how they were developed.