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Summative Evaluation Study of the Nano Mini-exhibition Public Impacts (2013)

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network on the Nano mini-exhibition public impacts distributed to museums across the country.

DESCRIPTION

This summative evaluation study focused on the reach of the Nano mini-exhibition and whether or not the exhibit was successful in providing visitors with an engaging and educational experience. This study also analyzed the mini-exhibition’s success in different contexts and for different types of audiences, including Hispanic visitors and visitors with disabilities, and whether or not it was a catalyst for new public programming around nano.

The data collection for the Nano Mini-exhibition summative evaluation study took place during the spring and summer of 2012. After being observed during their Mini-exhibition experience, 455 visitors across six different partner institutions participated in surveys and interviews with NISE Net evaluation team members to understand their engagement and learning. This report begins by describing the key findings of the study in detail, with additional information about study methods, instruments, and two exploratory sub-studies found in the Appendices.

Authors: Gina Svarovsky, Juli Goss, Gayra Ostgaard, Nelda Reyes, Clara Cahill, Ryan Auster, and Marjorie Bequette

May 20, 2013

 

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DESCRIPTION

This summative evaluation study focused on the reach of the Nano mini-exhibition and whether or not the exhibit was successful in providing visitors with an engaging and educational experience. This study also analyzed the mini-exhibition’s success in different contexts and for different types of audiences, including Hispanic visitors and visitors with disabilities, and whether or not it was a catalyst for new public programming around nano.

The data collection for the Nano Mini-exhibition summative evaluation study took place during the spring and summer of 2012. After being observed during their Mini-exhibition experience, 455 visitors across six different partner institutions participated in surveys and interviews with NISE Net evaluation team members to understand their engagement and learning. This report begins by describing the key findings of the study in detail, with additional information about study methods, instruments, and two exploratory sub-studies found in the Appendices.

Authors: Gina Svarovsky, Juli Goss, Gayra Ostgaard, Nelda Reyes, Clara Cahill, Ryan Auster, and Marjorie Bequette

May 20, 2013

 

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Credits

YEAR CREATED
2013
OWNING INSTITUTION

Science Museum of Minnesota

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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