Living Laboratory - Formative Evaluation Tools and Protocols

Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Research and Evaluation Instruments | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Evaluation
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Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Resource Centers and Networks
Parents/Caregivers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Museum of Science, Boston

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.

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Clara CahillEvaluator

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