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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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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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Nanomedicine Exhibits 2007 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Changing Colors 2008 Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Exhibits and Programs Year 4 Summative Evaluation

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Team Based Inquiry (TBI) Cohort (2015) organizations describe their evaluation capacity-building projects

Evaluation capacity building tool Team Based Inquiry (TBI) project summaries.
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NISE Network Nanoscale Science Years 6‐10 Evaluation Summary Report (2017)

Summative evaluation report for Years 6-10 (2010-2015) of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network project.
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