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Introduction to Research and Evaluation Practice in Museum Education

This course responds to increased emphasis in the museum field on researching the visitor experience. The course prepares museum educators to understand and use educational research to strengthen interpretive programming and the visitor experience. Students are introduced to appropriate research tools through readings, discussions, and critical inquiry into the research process. Working in small groups, students conduct a small research study in a museum or school environment. For matriculated Museum Education students or by permission of the program director.