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  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this brief article, Ruth Freeman summarizes a report of ongoing evaluation efforts of the effectiveness of the Discovery Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Jacksonville State University researchers define and analyze the "immersion" visitor experience. The researchers present preliminary findings from a study that attempted to explore some of the dimensions of this visitor experience of immersion. Subjects in this study were 241 visitors to the Anniston Museum of Natural History in ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers Dawn D' Amico and Wendy Pokorny discuss findings from their study that investigated the impact of a museum visit on preconceived notions of scientific explanation. D' Amico and Pokorny found that visitors' preconceptions were unlikely to change as a result of viewing exhibits. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Mark St. John of Inverness Research Associates offers new metaphors for thinking about assessment in informal settings. These metaphors relate to architecture, criticism, investigative journalism, anthropology/geography, product evaluation, narrative (storytelling), committee hearings, marketing, and cognitive science. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Harris Shettel presents a rebuttal to Mark St. John's paper, "New Metaphors for Carrying Out Evaluations in the Science Museum Setting." Shettel does not see value in substituting metaphors as suggested by St. John and does not believe the field of evaluation and visitor research is fundamentally flawed. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Harris Shettel presents an allegorical tale as a response to Mark St. John's paper, "New Metaphors for Carrying Out Evaluations in the Science Museum Setting." ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, D.D. Hilke of the National Museum of American History presents his rebuttal to Mark St. John's paper "New Metaphors for Carrying Out Evaluations in the Science Museum Setting." Hilke discusses three examples that provide an alternative paradigmatic perspective to St. John's view. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Richard Schulhof of The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University discusses findings from a study at the North Carolina Botanical Garden that assessed to what extent visitors appreciate and explore the native habitat exhibit environment, and, more importantly, identify the factors influencing their response to it. This study utilized ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Lisa Roberts, Manager of Public Programming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, shares her thoughts in response to the ongoing discussion about the appropriateness and use of various metaphors in visitor studies. Roberts argues that the question, "What do you want to know?" is at the heart of the issue. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Albert Ndayitwayeko, AFGRAD Fellow at the University of Florida, and John J. Koran, Jr., Professor and Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, analyze the informal education field in the Republic of Burundi, a small country located in Central Africa. This discussion focuses on natural history museums and zoos, their ... »

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