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Toward a Methodology for Informal Astronomy Education Research
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Model for Action Evaluation

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As the astronomy education community develops, a need has arisen for concrete research and evaluation methodologies, especially within informal educational settings. We propose one such methodology, action evaluation, which attempts to demystify the process of research∕evaluation and recruit as partners those who are traditionally left out of this process. Based on the tradition of action research, this methodology incorporates research∕evaluation into the fabric of programs and places the researcher∕educator in a centralized role. We provide concrete examples of tools that we have used to enact this methodology and elaborate using three case studies from our work in a museum.

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Scitation: Toward a Methodology for Informal Astronomy Education Research
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