Finding the Forest Amid the Trees: Tools for Evaluating Astronomy Education and Public Outreach Projects

Bailey, Janelle M. and Slater, T. F. (2004) Finding the Forest Amid the Trees: Tools for Evaluating Astronomy Education and Public Outreach Projects. Astronomy Education Review, 3 (2). ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

The effective evaluation of educational projects is becoming increasingly important to funding agencies and to the individuals and organizations involved in the projects. This brief “how-to” guide provides an introductory description of the purpose and basic ideas of project evaluation, and uses authentic examples from four different astronomy and earth∕space science projects to illustrate important ideas. Topics depicted include types of evaluation, selection of an evaluator, alignment of evaluation activities with project goals, and different methods of data collection in evaluation. A list of additional resources, including professional organizations and selected journals, is provided.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 23:07
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 04:30
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/951

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