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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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Visitors Drawings of Small 2007 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Exploring Measurement Stretchability 2010 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network that looked at children and adults’ engagement and comprehension of a nano activity focused on the nanoscale.
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Public Impacts: Use of NISE Net Products Year 4 Summative Evaluation

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Nano and Society Case Study of a Research-to-Practice Partnership between University Scientists and Museum Professionals (2014)

Publication conducted by SRI Education that examined how complex and potentially controversial science ideas are translated for the public through a research-to-practice partnership between university scientists and museum professionals, collaborating to address a problem of educational practice, with mutual benefits.
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Research on Organizational Change in a National Network of Informal Science Education Institutions (2017)

A publication that studied whether and how affiliation with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) led to change in informal science education organizations’ (ISEs) practices.
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Nanomedicine Interactive Kiosk 2009 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Treating Tumors with Gold 2009 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network that gathered visitors’ feedback to a stage presentation on research using nanoshells and infrared light in cancer therapy.
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Public Impacts: The Counting Study Year 4 Summative Evaluation

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Partnerships in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net): A study of partnerships between university scientists and museum professionals (2015)

Publication that describes findings from SRI’s research on Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net)-supported partnerships between university scientists and museum professionals to educate the public about nano-scale science, engineering, and technology ("nano").
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How Can an Evaluation Advisory Committee Benefit a Project? The NISE Network Example

Professional development training tool to prepare network awardees to create an Evaluation Committee of Visitors (COV) which is commonly used when a project team wants to ensure a consistent outsider lens and broader perspective.
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