Practical Evaluation Guide: A Guide for Museums and Other Informal Settings

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Visitor evaluations provide clues to the effectiveness of exhibits and programs, and provide insights into how people learn in informal educational settings. In Practical Evaluation Guide, Judy Diamond presents the basic principles and techniques needed to design, implement and present an evaluation project. Diamond's clearly and simply written guide gives you the tools needed for studying the behavior and learning of people in informal educational settings, including how to plan an evaluation, evaluate ...

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Overview

Visitor evaluations provide clues to the effectiveness of exhibits and programs, and provide insights into how people learn in informal educational settings. In Practical Evaluation Guide, Judy Diamond presents the basic principles and techniques needed to design, implement and present an evaluation project. Diamond's clearly and simply written guide gives you the tools needed for studying the behavior and learning of people in informal educational settings, including how to plan an evaluation, evaluate evaluators, perform visitor observations, conduct interviews, design questionnaires, sample audiences, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, write reports, and much more. An extremely useful tool for anyone seeking guidance on how to set up competent, reliable evaluations in informal educational settings.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9
Preface and Acknowledgments 11
Ch. 1 Planning an Evaluation Project 15
Ch. 2 Informal Learning 25
Ch. 3 Protecting and Selecting Subjects 33
Ch. 4 Observational Tools 51
Ch. 5 Interviews and Questionnaires 83
Ch. 6 Measuring Learning 115
Ch. 7 Presenting and Analyzing Data 133
Ch. 8 Preparing an Evaluation Report 157
Afterword 163
References Cited 165
Other Publications of Interest 174
Figure and Table Credits 182
Index 183
Index of Authors Cited 189
About the Author 191
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