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  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Formative
    In an effort to learn more about ways the Museum of Science can revise its existing comment card system so that it can better monitor the quality of the visitor experience, the Museum of Science Research and Evaluation Department, under the guidance of the Visitor Services division, set out to accomplish the following goals: Develop a detailed ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    This bilingual study for the Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine exhibition was conducted by the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The Against All Odds exhibition was a partnership between NMNH, the Chilean Embassy in Washington, DC, and the U.S. State ... »
  • Date: 03/23/2013
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report summarizes front-end research with visitors on the topic of agriculture, conducted by the Research & Evaluation Department of the Saint Louis Science Center. This front-end study was designed to inform the internal development teams connected to the Science Center agriculture exhibit. The main objective of the research was to ... »
  • Date: 02/24/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    In October 2009, the Tennessee Aquarium began an ambitious program, Connecting Tennessee to the World Ocean (CTWO), funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CTWO consists of several individual projects, all intended to increase the ocean literacy of Aquarium audiences and to promote their adoption of an ocean ... »
  • Date: 10/31/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of four programs created by the NISE Network. The survey instrument used in this study is included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    The goal of the study was to inform an interpretive and master planning process at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site by documenting visitor motivations, interests, experience, and learning outcomes of four key audiences identified by Eastern State: walk-in visitors (adult only), walk-in visitors (groups with children), prearranged adult ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative report of permanent health science exhibition, Expedition Health, at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The appendix of this report includes tracking-and-timing guideliens and codes and copies of cued questionnaires. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    Rockman et al (REA) conducted an impact study of the educational, two-hour, television special, Exploring Time, and the value-add of its associated web site, www.exploringtime.org . The program's objective is to increase the public's understanding of change over time the multitude of changes that are occurring in the present, but at rates too slow ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This research examined the nature of parent–child conversations at an informal science education center housed in an active gravitational-wave observatory. Each of 20 parent–child dyads explored an interactive exhibit hall privately, without the distraction of other visitors. Parents employed a variety of strategies to support their children's ... »
  • Date: 08/29/2018
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This document contains the following Appendices that provide information for the I/CaLL Community Science Learning study. Appendix A: StreamLines Events Appendix B: StreamLines Events Survey Instrument Appendix C: Art + Science Brainstorm Coding Themes Appendix D: Art + Science Brainstorm Flyer ... »

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