Justice signposts in evaluation theory, practice, and policy

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This chapter, influenced by Ernest House's conceptions of justice from his Evaluating with Validity seminal book, offers two justice signposts in contemporary evaluation theory, practice, and policy. The justice turn in evaluation privileges issues of power, fairness, justice, and rights beyond practical and technical considerations. Cases and examples draw upon Housian notions of justice in advancing and making obvious how evaluation may contribute to more just practices, systems, and structures in our larger society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
JournalNew Directions for Evaluation
Issue number142
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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