Evaluating the NISE Network: Reflections from the Evaluation Workgroup

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Resource Centers and Networks
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
General STEM | Materials science
Organization:
Museum of Science, Boston
Description: 

At the end of the NISE Network’s 10th year, the Evaluation workgroup created a reflection document to describe how we managed the evaluation of the NISE Network, one of the largest informal education networks ever formed. This document goes into specifics of how we set up our team, what impacts we decided to measure, and what methods we used to collect data on a national scale. It also talks about ethical considerations we took into account and how we shared our work with multiple audiences. This reflection document is not meant to be a prescriptive "how-to" manual, but an example of one approach to the messy work of network-wide and multi-site evaluation. This document is specifically intended for colleagues who are involved in evaluating, or are planning to evaluate, informal education networks and multi-site projects. In addition, educators and other practitioners working on these kinds of projects may find this reflection document useful when engaging in conversations about evaluation with project evaluators or project leadership.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
0532536
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
0940143
Document:

Team Members

Marta BeyerMarta BeyerEditor

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