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Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Informal Educational Settings / Edition 2
     

Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Informal Educational Settings / Edition 2

by Judy Diamond
 

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ISBN-10: 0759113033

ISBN-13: 9780759113039

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Administrators of museums and other informal-learning centers often need to demonstrate, in some tangible way, the effectiveness of their institutions as teaching tools. Practical Evaluation Guide discusses specific methods for analyzing audience learning and behavior in museums, zoos, botanic gardens, nature centers, camps, and youth programs. This new edition

Overview

Administrators of museums and other informal-learning centers often need to demonstrate, in some tangible way, the effectiveness of their institutions as teaching tools. Practical Evaluation Guide discusses specific methods for analyzing audience learning and behavior in museums, zoos, botanic gardens, nature centers, camps, and youth programs. This new edition incorporates the many advances in the burgeoning field of informal learning that have been made over the past decade. Practical Evaluation Guide serves as a basic, easy-to-follow guide for museum professionals and students who want to understand the effects of such public institutions on the people who visit them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759113039
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Section I. Evaluating Informal Learning Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Thinking through an Evaluation Study Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Informal Learning Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Measuring Learning Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Protecting Study Participants Part 7 Section II. Evaluation Tools Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Selecting Study Participants Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Observational Tools Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Interviews and Questionnaires Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Presenting and Analyzing Data Part 12 Section III. Evaluation as Practice Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Reporting Evaluation Results Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Translating Evaluation Findings into Practice Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Other Publications of Interest

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