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  • Summative Evaluation of Earth & Sky Radio Series in the Commercial Radio Market
    Date: 12/15/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a 90 second radio science series about environmental sciences, earth sciences and astronomy. Multimedia Research implemented a summative evaluation of the series, utilizing a survey mailed to respondents to a radio contest held just prior to the broadcast of Earth & Sky in eight commercial radio markets. A total of 152 ... »
  • Classroom Activities and Outcomes Survey
    Date: 10/11/1997
    Resource Category: Survey
    This is part three of the four part "Classroom Activities and Outcomes Survey." The survey asks students to rate the progress they have made in science process skills as a result of completing a particular course or program. ... »
  • Electric Space: A Summative Evaluation
    Date: 06/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from a summative evaluation of Electric Space, a traveling exhibition developed by the Space Science Institute, with major funding provided by the Informal Science Education Program of the National Science Foundation. This study is the third phase of evaluation conducted by Randi Korn & Associates in association ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Special Effects with a Student Audience
    Date: 03/12/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, NOVA/WGBH Boston with the participation of 14 U.S. and 4 international science museums have produced an IMAX/OMNIMAX film titled, Special Effects. The 40-minute film shows the techniques and methods that special effects filmmakers use to create movie illusions. Multimedia Research implemented a ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Special Effects with an Adult Audience
    Date: 02/27/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, NOVA/WGBH Boston with the participation of 14 U.S. and 4 international science museums have produced an IMAX/OMNIMAX film titled, Special Effects. The 40-minute film shows the techniques and methods that special effects filmmakers use along with their understanding of the human visual system to ... »
  • A Summative Evaluation of Breaking Ground
    Date: 02/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from an extensive summative evaluation of the Breaking Ground project (BG) conducted for both the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and the Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM). Breaking Ground is a collaborative project established between BBG and BCM. The products of the overall project include three exhibits (two at BBG ... »
  • Visitor Behavior at a Constructivist Exhibition: Evaluating Investigate!! at Boston's Museum of Science
    Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    Constructivist education theory postulates (Fosnot, 1996; Hein, 1998) that visitors learn actively and create their own meanings as they interact with the world. This raises challenges for visitor studies, since it may be difficult to plan a reasonable evaluation strategy for exhibitions if visitors’ actions and outcomes cannot be determined in ... »
  • Recent Advances in the Neurosciences: Implications for Visitor Studies
    Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, John H. Falk, of Science Learning, inc., provides a brief overview of brain research and suggests implications for the museum field in terms of to define and measure learning. ... »
  • Assessment of Museum World Wide Web Home Page Formats
    Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents background information, methodology and findings from an exploratory study conducted in 1996 by researchers at Colorado State University, Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism. Researchers examined museum home page format and suggest criteria for future assessment of WWW home pages and their effectiveness. The ... »