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Evaluation and Research Reports List

Evaluation is a process used to improve the design and function of educational experiences in informal learning environments and to measure progress toward goals. Research studies are designed to generate findings that will inform the broader field of informal science education.

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NISE Network Program Evaluation Tools

Professional development evaluation tools for educators; includes survey instrument templates and observation forms to facilitate program evaluation.
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Three Drops 2008 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Exploring Measurement Ruler 2008 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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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 public impacts of the Nano mini-exhibition that was distributed to museums across the country.
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NISE Network Research - Nano Online: Tracking NISE Net’s Digital Footprint (2015)

Research study tracking nanoscale science and nanotechnology media coverage and discussions online.
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Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

Summative Evaluation Report for Building with Biology project examining outcomes for: 1) public audiences and 2) scientists and informal science educators participating in the project.
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Team-Based Inquiry Guide (evaluation capacity building tool)

Professional development guide and evaluation tools for educators and researchers that explain each step of the Team-Based Inquiry (TBI) process and feature ways TBI is used in the NISE Network to improve educational experiences and professional practice.
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Bilingual Forums 2011 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Biomimicry 2010 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show Outcome Evaluation

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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