Gentle Introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement Evaluation


SocietyM Meeting Room at CitizenM Hotel, London Bankside.
20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ, United Kingdom

This workshop will be of interest to science communicators and those in science learning and public engagement. This practical workshop will offer you step-by-step guidance on developing an evaluation plan for science communication and public engagement activities. You will be introduced to the principles that support sound evaluation practices and the range of methods you can use.

Attending this workshop will help you address the following questions:

  • How do I start the process of planning an effective evaluation?
  • What does good (and bad) evaluation practice look like in science communication and public engagement?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation methods for science communication?
  • How can I decide which type of evaluation is most appropriate to my evaluation question(s) or situation?
  • How can I avoid common mistakes in qualitative interview-based evaluation design and data collection?
  • How can I take resource and time constraints into account when designing my evaluation?

Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management School of Administrative Studies, York University.

Eric Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, where his research uses survey and interview-based research methods to increase disaster preparedness, help inform science policy and support public engagement with science. Currently, he is leading the national COVID-19 Social Impacts Survey in Canada, a longitudinal project tracking impacts of the coronavirus through survey and interview-based methods. He also runs an International coordination working group on best practices in COVID-19 survey research.

Qualitative Methods
Survey Design
Interview Design

Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen is an internationally-recognised social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience in evaluation of impact and quality of experience. He has advised leading cultural institutions and universities including the University of Cambridge, National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Oxford University Museums, Exploratorium, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Readings will be provided to registered participants electronically in advance of the workshop.

Location

20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ, United Kingdom

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Eric Kennedy
Eric Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management School of Administrative Studies, York University.

Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen is an internationally-recognised social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.