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How safe and ethical is our evaluation | Theory

Ensuring all young people benefit from and are not harmed by our evaluation processes is central to best practice in evaluation. You may want to set up your own internal ethics panel to ensure your work is ethical or you may want to develop a link with a partner university to provide your ethical review. This section will also cover how to ensure you collect and store data securely and are compliant with regulations like GDPR, as well as general safety concerns as in all youth work.​

Ethical Research Involving Children

If you want an ethical guide specifically about young people, this guide by UNICEF (2013) is your one stop shop. Full of principles, tips and case studies, this really has it all.

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Social Research Ethics Guidance

If you want a full guide to ethical research and evaluation, this guide is for you.

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Decolonising Research through Emancipatory Indigenous Ethics

If you have been wondering whether ethical frameworks work for everyone you might want to read Tauri’s article (2020) about the ways in which ethics are being ‘decolonised’ to meet the needs of indiginous communities.

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Equitable Evaluation Framework

The Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) seeds a field of Equitable Evaluation Framework ™ (EEF) practitioners, who are: advancing equity, expanding notions of objectivity, rigor, & validity, and embracing complexity. Learn more about the Framework here. 

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