Visitors’ use of computer technology in children’s museums: Research methods and their implications

January 1st, 2001 | RESEARCH

In this article, Christine L. Brandenburg, of Rice University's Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning, discusses her research of the use of computer technology in children's museums. Bradenburg focuses on the research methods used to address how and why visitors use computer technology in children's museums. The first section of the article presents the research methods, placing them in the context of the naturalistic inquiry design of the research. The second section discusses the research methods with respect to visitor studies and to studies of computer technology in museums.


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Christine Brandenburg, Author, Rice University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today!
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page(s): 13

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Computing and information science | Education and learning science | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Games | Simulations | Interactives | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits