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  • Formative Evaluation: Places of Invention Online Map
    Date: 12/30/2015
    Resource Category: Formative
    Under a subcontract with Randi Korn & Associates, who conducted a study of the on‐site museum exhibit, RMC was engaged to conduct an evaluation of the Places of Invention online map site for the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The Places of Invention online map, part of the 3,500 square foot on‐ ... »
  • Into the Rift: A summative brief
    Date: 12/21/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative report evaluates the accessibility and efficacy of a project website as a tool for teaching ecosystem science. Edu ran a qualitative study with twelve participants in order to determine the overall usability and learnability of – an online textbook offering a virtual field trip to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. The ... »
  • Identities and Motives of Naturalist Development Program Attendees and Their Relation to Professional Careers
    Date: 12/11/2015
    Resource Category: Doctoral Dissertation
    In recent years, there has been much concern over the decline of biologists who actually identify themselves to be naturalists, which negatively impacts the field of conservation and the study of biology as a whole. This could result in a decrease in individuals who participate in naturalist-like activities, such as informal environmental ... »
  • Girls' Interest in Nature and Science Scale (GINSS)
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Resource Category: Scale
    In support of a summative evaluation of SciGirls Season Three, Multimedia Research developed a scale to assess preteen girls’ interest in nature and science. The work was sponsored by Twin Cities PBS under NSF Grant No. 1323713. Multimedia Research developed, piloted, validated and implemented the GINSS: A nine statement Likert scale constructed ... »
  • Contribution of Multimedia to Girls’ Experience of Citizen Science Summative Evaluation of SciGirls Season Three
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    SciGirls' (Season'Three) is a multimedia project that presents videos and games designed to engage and educate millions of children about citizen science. Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation group, implemented a summative evaluation that assessed a model of citizen science engagement and education that examined the contribution of ... »
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Puppet Interviews: Puppet Interviewing with Young Children in Informal Learning Environments
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Report
    Puppet interviews can be helpful for getting feedback from young children in informal learning environments like libraries, museums, or afterschool programs. While puppets are a standby for interviewing children in clinical settings and are being used more frequently in some areas of qualitative research, they tend to be under-utilized in informal ... »
  • Summative Report OUTSIDE
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    David Reider has composed of the summative evaluation for the OUTSIDE project. Overall, the project exceeded expectations, in development of the app, numbers of participants and activities; it provided research on areas of science learning that have not yet been fully explored: how participants interact with technology in the field to better ... »
  • A Look into Informal Science Education and Students with Individual Education Plans
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Thesis
    Informal science education is a field of study that is becoming increasingly popular and important in the world of science, especially regarding elementary students. It is important to understand how students with learning disabilities and individual education plans react to informal learning experiences. This case study seeks to reveal the ... »
  • 2015 Public Libraries & STEM Conference Evaluation: Final Report
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Libraries across the country have been reimagining their community role and leveraging their resources and public trust to strengthen community-based learning and foster critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement in STEM. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. The Space Science Institute's ... »
  • OUTSIDE Evaluation Summary
    Date: 11/29/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation
    This is a summary of the evaluation for the OUTSIDE project. ... »