Objectivity is an essential feature of evaluation. It is more complex in social inquiry than people unfamiliar with relevant literature may realize.
In this post I make the case for objectivity in TE, which is social inquiry, as a process that involves multiple objective observers who actively engage in rigorous dialogue concerning appropriate data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting throughout the inquiry process. The process itself is thoroughly documented and submitted to qualified persons for critique. Bias control and scope of cultural differences, subjected to competent independent verification, are the essential elements of objectivity in TE.
My case for this description is in the attached file. Constructive criticism is welcome.