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4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
4.2 Observation Methods
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    • 1. Museum Research Methods MUSM7034 Semester 1 2009 Session 4.2 Observation methods www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/museum http://musm7034.ning.com/
    • 2.
      • How do people use the space?
      • What behaviours are encouraged?
      • Are there congestion points?
      • How are things used? Seating, introductory framing.
      • Are there dead spots?
      • How does the space work during busy periods?
      • Do some features encourage social learning?
      • What features/displays are used most?
      Questions
    • 3.
      • General Value Principle
      • Desire Lines
      • Hubs and cluster points
      Concepts
    • 4.
      • Attracting power – proportion who engage with the display
        • Strongly influenced by location on main pathways
      • Holding power – length of time spent at display
      • Attracting & Holding Score
        • = average holding power x percent who looked
      Concepts
    • 5.
      • Tracking
      • Counting / timing
      • Behaviours
      Observation methods
    • 6.
      • Follow visitors and mark their path on a floor plan
        • Record gender, age, visiting group, kids/no kids
      • Record start time and finish time
      • Mark path, stopping places and time spent
      • Use a new map for each person
      • Summarise data by showing main pathways
      Tracking
    • 7.
      • Choose displays/activities you want to focus on
      • Select specific blocks of time (e.g. 1 hour)
      • Count the number of people who attend to the display/activity and how long they spend doing it
      Counting and timing
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10.  
    • 11.
      • Behaviours that suggest engagement
        • Walking toward
        • Looking, reading
      • Behaviours that suggest learning (Janette Griffin)
        • Looking, reading
        • Pointing, talking (social learning)
        • Returning (synthesise, reflect, question)
      • Attend to distance (looking near and far)
      Noting behaviours
    • 12.
      • Specify the learning outcome
      • Nominate behaviours required to achieve this outcome
      • Observe behaviours
      • Example: ‘Marvellous Molecules’ p17.
      Defined behaviours

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