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  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, researchers at University of Florida present a report of a preliminary study that examined the effects of multispecies exhibits in zoological parks on visitor attention and possible interactions between factors identified as affecting visitor behavior. The study was carried out at the Jacksonville Zoo. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Donald Thompson and Stephen Bitgood of Jacksonville State University discuss a study that examined three variables that influence the readability of exhibit signs and labels: label length, type size, and position (or proximity) of the label. Researchers studied subjects from 5,822 visitor groups in "The Predators" building at the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Marilyn G. Hood of Hood Associates discusses a visitor study of the Holden Arboretum in rural Mentor, Ohio. The year-long study helped arboretum staff and trustees learn how the institution might more effectively serve its audience, which they suspected differ from season to season. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, C.G. Screven of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee discusses formative evaluations, including its value during the planning of new exhibits or renovation of old exhibits. Screven outlines misconceptions associated with pretesting alternative approaches during formative evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, John H. Falk of Science Learning Inc. discusses the influence of recollection on learning in museums. Falk shares findings from a series of pilot ethnographic style interviews to better understand recollection and learning in museums. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, John J. Koran, Jr., Mary Lou Koran, and John Scott Foster, of the University of Florida, discuss how individual differences in learning influence learning in informal settings. The authors present a model for researching this topic, elaborate on variables involved in this model, and suggest potential research areas for exploration. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, G. Donald Adams of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village discusses the influence of positive word-of-mouth on motivating attendance at museums and other visitor attractions. Adams shares an example of a word-of-mouth situation and how assessments made at various stages in the process can help a museum plan public programs ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Donald Patterson and Stephen Bitgood outline principles of exhibit design, which describe the relationship between visitor behavior and the characteristics of the exhibit environment. These principles include exhibit design factors (size, motion, aesthetic factors, novelty or rarity, sensory factors, interactive factors, and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Christopher J. Reich of the Anniston Museum of Natural History discusses visitor evaluation from the perspective of a museum director. Reich identifies and explains three obstacles that get in the way of visitor studies at institutions: the lack of time, lack of money, and threatening nature of evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Harris H. Shettel, museum consultant, questions why so few museums evaluate educational program and evaluations. Shettel provides six factors that she that explain why this is the case. ... »

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