Informed consent in evaluation: informed of what, exactly?

  title={Informed consent in evaluation: informed of what, exactly?},
  author={Emma Williams},
  journal={Learning Communities: international journal of learning in social contexts},
  • E. Williams
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Psychology
  • Learning Communities: international journal of learning in social contexts
Australia’s 2007 National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research includes a requirement for informed consent from research participants. This paper discusses how the dynamics of bio-medical research, which underlie the national statement and processes aligned to it, differ from the dynamics often encountered by researchers conducting program evaluations with particular reference to two areas: the multiple layers of power that interact in a typical program evaluation, and the risks… Expand
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