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  • 5.3 Musm7034 Conclusion

    1. 1. Museum Research Methods MUSM7034 Semester 1 2009 Session 5.3 Research Process www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/museum http://musm7034.ning.com/
    2. 2. <ul><li>Identify information needed </li></ul><ul><li>Write scope of work / outline / research proposal / brief </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out the work / commission a study </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the project / manage the consultant (timelines, budgets) </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise key findings, disseminate the information, apply it to processes and projects </li></ul>Audience research project
    3. 3. <ul><li>Start small and learn as you go. Call it a pilot. </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a few standard measures that you can repeat in many studies to build a bank of data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5-point rating scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>measures of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>things visitors do (list of exhibitions etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reason to come </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demographic descriptors </li></ul></ul>Suggestions
    4. 4. <ul><li>Agree on outcomes to be measured against </li></ul><ul><li>What does success look like / feel like? </li></ul>Evaluation suggestions
    5. 5. <ul><li>Consider your reporting audience </li></ul><ul><li>Do they know a lot about the evaluation/research? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they ‘numbers’ people? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they care about methods? </li></ul><ul><li>What is their stake in the project? </li></ul><ul><li>What will they do with the information? </li></ul>Reporting
    6. 6. <ul><li>Organise your data, know it well, be thorough with analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Compare findings by visitor types </li></ul><ul><li>Include data collection instruments in appendix </li></ul><ul><li>Include quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Help interpret the findings </li></ul><ul><li>Be impartial </li></ul>Know your message
    7. 7. Present findings <ul><li>1-2 page executive summary </li></ul><ul><li>Include comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Show tables/graphs only when they help explain the data </li></ul><ul><li>Present most relevant and useful data </li></ul><ul><li>Include implications </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone review it before you distribute/present </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant to questions being asked </li></ul><ul><li>Useful to stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and unambiguous </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Understand the role of social research in planning and museum management processes </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the basic elements of social research design </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate understanding of the most commonly used research methods </li></ul><ul><li>Design and specify a research project, and apply research data to practical problems and situations </li></ul>Unit of Study Outcomes
    9. 9. <ul><li>Course outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Theories about audiences and engagement with museums </li></ul><ul><li>Methods of researching audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Designing research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioning research </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and applying research </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of contemporary practice </li></ul>Conclusion
    10. 10. <ul><li>Review student goals </li></ul>Conclusion
    11. 11. <ul><li>What worked well? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures, tasks, readings, resources, facilities, Ning site, assessments? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggested improvements </li></ul>Conclusion
    12. 12. <ul><li>Student feedback forms </li></ul>Conclusion
    13. 13. <ul><li>Where to from here? </li></ul>Conclusion
    14. 14. <ul><li>Gillian Savage </li></ul><ul><li>Ph. 9954 0455 (business hours) </li></ul><ul><li>E. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ning. http://musm7034. ning .com/ </li></ul>Contact

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