Title

Consultants' Corner: A Response to 'Management of External Evaluation Contracts by Independent Consultants: A Context-Dependent Issue?'

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

8-1987

Publication Source

Evaluation Practice

Abstract

In her article Tara K. Knott raised concerns about the professional integrity of independent evaluators when dealing as external evaluators for repeat contractors. She proposes several methods to consider in maintaining one's independence. Knott poses several questions regarding independent evaluators' professional obligations to contractors with whom they are doing repeat business. After some reflection, the dilemma she poses seems to disappear. Or, perhaps Knott asks the wrong questions. In this brief note flaws in her logic are pointed out, and another perspective based on several underlying assumptions about evaluation as research is presented.

Inclusive pages

66-68

ISBN/ISSN

0886-1633

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

This journal was renamed the American Journal of Evaluation. It is a publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Publisher

Sage Publications

Volume

8

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes