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  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Amy Cota summarizes a 1984 "British Journal of Psychology" article written by M.B. Alt and K.M. Shaw, in which the authors attempt to classify museum exhibits in terms of "the way they are perceived by museum visitors." Cota discusses how this research suggests that there are a number of exhibit ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood discusses three aspects of designing effective exhibits: (1) the possible criteria for assessing the success of an exhibit; (2) common exhibit design approaches or strategies; and (3) the research and evaluation strategies used to gather information on exhibit effectiveness. Bitgood ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this brief article, VSA President Ridgeley Williams reflects on the state of the VSA and considers potential changes and future options. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Amy Cota and Stephen Bitgood address the following evaluation questions: (1) Would label reading decrease when the number of labels is increased? (2) Do groups who visit in families behave differently than groups composed of adults only? and (3) Do label readers view exhibit objects longer than ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1994
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Classic article from the Journal of Visitor Behavior (1994) which discusses different approaches to exhibit design. The author cites considerable historical research, including one of the earliest visitor studies from 1935 about how visitors engage with exhibits. Very thorough analysis and critique of quantitative and qualitative evaluation ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Investigates home influence on science education by referring to a project in which very simple science activities were given out by the teacher at school to be performed at home by the primary pupils with their families. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood responds to Roger Miles, a proponent of the Occam's Razor principle in determining the number of exhibit evaluation types, which argues for parsimony (fewest possible). Bitgood offers a rationale for Screven's four-type evaluation model based on multiple dimensions (when, why, how, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, evaluation consultant Harris H. Shettel outlines the value of remedial evaluation. Shettel cites evidence from a study of the "Man in His Environment" at the Field Museum in 1976. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Roger Miles, of the Natural History Museum in London, defends his 1993 proposal that deems the concept of remedial evaluation unnecessary. Miles presents counterarguments against proponents of remedial evaluation, Screven, Bitgood, and Shettel and argues for a classification based on the cyclical model of exhibition development. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1994
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood provides a brief overview of the psychology of memory as it relates to visitor studies professionals. Bitgood outlines stages of memory, types of memory, other memory concepts, knowledge and exhibit experiences, and the measurement of memory. ... »

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