The NISE Network has conducted several multi-year research projects looking at different aspects of the Network that have the potential to inform the field of informal science education. Whereas the evaluation studies conducted by the NISE Network measure progress toward NISE Net goals, the research studies are designed to generate findings that will inform and advance the broader field of informal science education. Below is a description of these projects. For more details, contact members of the research team.
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Nano and Society Case Study of a Research-to-Practice Partnership between University Scientists and Museum Professionals (2014)
Partnerships in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net): A study of partnerships between university scientists and museum professionals (2015)
NISE Net Research on How Visitors Find and Discuss Relevance in the Nano Exhibition (2015)
NISE Network Research - Nano Online: Tracking NISE Net’s Digital Footprint (2015)
Research on Organizational Change in a National Network of Informal Science Education Institutions (2017)