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  • Formative, Remedial and Summative Evaluations of My Sky
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    My Sky is a NASA funded project, which developed a traveling exhibition on astronomy. Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) created the exhibition in collaboration with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Formative and remedial evaluations were conducted at BCM while the summative evaluation took place at the first two venues following BCM: ... »
  • Plastics Unwrapped: A Summative for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
    Date: 06/24/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation study examines visitors' experiences of the "Plastics Unwrapped" exhibit at the Burke Museum of Natural History, Seattle, WA. The exhibit explores the complicated legacy of plastic, and the ways in which it has improved life, but not without serious impact on people and the environment. Within a framework of four ... »
  • Science on the Sphere: Formative Evaluation for Pacific Science Center
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This evaluation examines visitor engagement at the “Science On a Sphere” (SOS) exhibit at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA. Evaluators varied characteristics of the data presentation—such as topic presented, presence of a question prompt, and image rotation—and measured the resulting visitor engagement for each of the different treatments. ... »
  • 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems: Formative Evaluation Reports #1 to #6
    Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report includes six separate formative evaluations conducted to inform the design and development of the deliverables for the 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems project. Deliverables were tested with both students and general visitor groups, with a focus on groups including ... »
  • Listening to Visitors: What’s Broken at the Museum of Science?
    Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2005, the Exhibit Operations Department at the Museum of Science, Boston became concerned by the number of visitor comment cards that cited frustration with broken exhibits. As a result, they approached the Research Department to carry out a study to determine the visitors' perspectives of maintenance issues. The Research Department addressed ... »
  • Seeing Section Pre Interview
    Date: 03/01/2001
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Seeing Team wished to determine visitors what visitors understood from interacting with the Seeing section of the museum, before the section was to be renovated. In particular, they wanted to know what visitors took away from the exhibits as a group. We interviewed pairs of visitors after they had been directed to spend as much time as they ... »