Living Laboratory – Formative Evaluation Tools and Protocols

May 15th, 2014 | EVALUATION

These resources are designed to identify opportunities to improve training for educators and researchers during implementation of the Living Laboratory model. The Data Collection Guidelines provide general instructions and tips for conducting evaluation through observations of (and/or interviews with) visitors. Two versions of each instrument (Researcher-Caregiver Conversations Instrument and Research Toy Interactions Instrument) are included: one can be modified and printed for data collection; the second is an annotated version, which includes more detailed instructions for each item in the instrument. The Debrief and Reflection Form includes questions for data collectors to consider after each evaluation session.



Team Members

Anna Lindgren-Streicher, Evaluator, Museum of Science, Boston
Clara Cahill, Evaluator, Museum of Science, Boston


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1113648
Funding Amount: 2,995,325

Related URLs

Broad Implementation: Creating Communities Of Learners For Informal Cognitive Science Education


Audience: Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science | Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Evaluation | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs | Resource Centers and Networks