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  • Date: 09/01/2005
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses a study that investigated teacher perceptions of group visits to a science museum in Taiwan. Thirty teachers who traveled with large groups were interviewed about two issues: the involvement of travel agents and the size of the group. The findings indicate that responsibility and administrative details were the primary ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper reports a formative evaluation of an interactive exhibit in the Museum of Science, Boston, that encouraged visitors to create a model using everyday materials. The materials provided for visitors to create their models changed during the period of the evaluation, and visitors were observed and interviewed as they engaged with the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers for the University of North Carolina at Asheville describe findings from their study that assessed the impact of two interactive, hands-on, informal science-learning programs on elementary and middle school children's (1) general interest in science learning and (2) short-term science learning. They used a separate- ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2001
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses an evaluation study led by a design team for the new Technology Museum of Thessaloniki in Greece. They investigated the wishes, interests, preferences and needs of certain museum visitor groups: individual visitors and educators. Findings from the study are summarized in this paper. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2001
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Christine L. Brandenburg, of Rice University's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning, discusses her research of the use of computer technology in children's museums. Bradenburg focuses on the research methods used to address how and why visitors use computer technology in children's museums. The first section of the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses the QUT Museums Collaborative, a project comprised of museum educators and administrators and university researchers in Australia, which examined the experiences of young children visiting museums. This report includes a discussion of the research plan and methodology, emerging and anticipated outcomes, and the significance ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article briefly outlines the unique evaluation strategy developed by staff at the Science Museum in London as part of the £50 million Wellcome Wing expansion project. The project aimed to produce "visit-centered" exhibitions that illustrate the impact of contemporary science and technology on ordinary people's lives. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1997
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers at the Brookfield Zoo present a case study in evaluating a technology project involving partnerships between museums and formal education. THe focus is on the multiple-method design, which was required in order to work with all participants, from funders to educators, to teachers and students. A set of tools, from ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This report presents front-end evaluation findings at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The study was conducted to assist with the formidable task of programming the 110,000-square-foot roadhouse and to provide data for researchers and exhibit designers. Front-end evaluation goals included: (1) determine if pre-existing or natural traffic ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Annette Noschka-Roos discusses a study of a computer-supported information system (CIS) touch-screen interactive in the "New Energy Techniques" gallery at the Deutsches Museum. The objective of the study was to gather systematic data on how the medium is used by visitors. Noschka-Roos provides key findings from the study. ... »

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