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  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents comparative visitation patterns found in evaluation studies in German museums. It reveals statistics on the number, type, and development of museums in Germany as a central European country, and correlates these structures to their specific visitor patterns and visitor behavior, attitudes, and preference. The source of these ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the first exploratory study that assessed word-of-mouth accuracy and influence in a museum setting and the application of this subject to the practice of public relations. The study was conducted in 1988 and 1989 at Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village as the basis for a public relations graduate thesis, and was intended to be ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the influence of mutual communication on exhibit development and evaluation. It discusses how mutual communication techniques helped developers at the Impression 5 Science Museum see the production of "SPIN," a traveling hands-on exhibit about rotational motion, through the eyes of the visitor and imagine ways of generating ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses four interpetative strategies employed by staff at the Arkansas State Parks System which have led to effective interpretation. These strategies include: (1) maintianing a position to interpret; (2) providing linked programs and messages to provide continuing and reinforcing learning opportuities; (3) using the Visitor Center ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses ways exhibit labels can be used to encourage social interaction. It summarizes research related to effective labeling for family visitors at zoos as well as strategies to reach this audience more effectively with educational and/or interpretive messages. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes ways that computers currently are used (and misused) in museums as interpretive support devices and the potential role computers can play in museums to improve the quality of visitor attention, involvement, and learning. Where and when computers can productively serve interpretive functions are discussed. However, it is ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses exhibit labels and how to design them effectively. Author Stephen Bitgood organizes the literature on exhibit labeling into three general components: (a) know your audience; (b) capture their attention; and (c) hold their attention. Bitgood's "ABCs of label design" are guidelines to produce more effective labels. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper introduces a nonparametric statistical method for the analysis of time data in visitor research and evaluation studies. Measures of duration are often used to analyze visitor behavior and determine exhibit effectiveness in museum settings. Examples of duration measures include the length of a museum visit, the interval between a first ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses a study aimed to answer some preliminary questions about the kinds of information remembered 20-30 years after a visit and the role that visitation frequency might play in influencing these recollections. In this study, twelve museum professionals were asked to recall their earliest, or a very early, museum experience and to ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1991
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses one research method used in front-end evaluation studies: focus groups. It provides an assessment of the fit of focus groups and front-end evaluation as well as suggests issues and considerations for maximizing the fit between focus groups and front-end evaluation ... »

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