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  • Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI)
    Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) is a 40 question, 4-factor survey designed to measure high school and college students’ attitudes toward mathematics. Unlike other math assessments, the ATMI was designed to be brief while also capturing multiple factors that contribute to one’s attitude about math. ... »
  • The Exploration Zone
    Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation study examined Field Museum visitors' understandings of the research science that goes on behind-the-scenes. We conducted over 125 depth interviews with visitors, members, and museum staff, for a total of approximately 50 contact hours with respondents from May - September, 1995 ... »
  • Experiment Benches: Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/01/1994
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Experiment Benches at Science Museum of Minnesota are a series of multiple-outcome participatory exhibits located within the Experiment Gallery. Designed to give visitors a large degree of control over their learning while promoting and guiding meaningful scientific thought, they provide an opportunity for visitors to create and set their own ... »
  • Stormy Weather: A Front-end Evaluation
    Date: 01/01/1994
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the findings from a front-end evaluation for Stormy Weather, a major traveling exhibition on severe storms. This exhibition is being developed through a collaboration among the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, National Museum of Natural History, St. Louis Science Center, and National Severe Storms ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "Earth & Sky" Radio Shows in Three Public Radio Markets
    Date: 12/27/1993
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a two-minute public radio science series about environmental sciences, earth sciences, and astronomy. As broadcast of the series expanded across the U.S., Multimedia Research implemented summative evaluations of listeners in three different radio markets. The evaluations focus on whether listening to the series influences adults ... »
  • Penicillin Exhibit Front-end Visitor Survey Report
    Date: 04/12/1993
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Brooklyn Historical Society is planning a new exhibit that will focus on the development of penicillin in Brooklyn. In order to get information about potential visitors' knowledge of and interest in the topic, a survey of 40 people was conducted. The exhibit team's desire was to find out how much people know about penicillin; what they want to ... »
  • Executive Summary of Summative Evaluation of The Universe By Powers Of Ten
    Date: 02/22/1993
    Resource Category: Summative
    Prototype exhibits of "The Universe by the Powers of Ten" illustrated in three dimensions an exponential journey away from earth. The goal of the summative evaluation, implemented by Multimedia Research, was to assess the educational impact of the exhibits and accompanying interpretive techniques, for both non-school adult and teen samples and 6th ... »
  • Electric Space: The Sun-Earth Environment, Visitor Responses to a Front-end Evaluation
    Date: 03/01/1992
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the results of a front-end evaluation for the upcoming exhibit entitled, "Electric Space: The Sun-Earth Environment" at the National Air and Space Museum. Front-end evaluation is often conducted to provide exhibit planners with information about their audience during the planning stages of an exhibit. This front-end evaluation ... »
  • The Effects of Viewing the IMAX/OMNIMAX Film "Tropical Rainforest" on Attitudes and Knowledge
    Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Summative
    This study addressed the questions of whether or not the IMAX/OMNIMAX film "Tropical Rainforest" contributes to a positive attitude towards, and and increase in knowledge about, the tropical rain forests of the world. Results indicate that there are statistically significant increases in knowledge gained as well as an increase in positive ... »
  • Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill
    Date: 05/24/1991
    Resource Category: Summative
    A multifaceted evaluation study was conducted of the 2,000-square-foot exhibit "Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill" between September 14 and October 12, 1991, at the Oakland Museum, Natural Sciences Department. "Darkened Waters" is the second generation of an exhibit originally conceived and built by the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, to ... »