Knowledge Gain, Memory, and Evaluation: Are We Using Appropriate Measures?

January 1st, 1994 | RESEARCH

In this article, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood reviews two studies that assessed knowledge gain in addition to other measures of exhibit effectiveness. These studies used tests of semantic knowledge as measures of exhibit effectiveness, which Bitgood argues are incomplete measures of knowledge and restrict researchers from assessing other types of memory (e.g. visual and episodic).



Team Members

Stephen Bitgood, Author, Jacksonville State University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page(s): 10


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits