Gentle Introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement Evaluation

with Eric Kennedy & Dr. Eric Jensen

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

About This Workshop

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 Researcher

Eric Kennedy (Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University) is a consultant with experience fostering collaboration between industry, government and public stakeholders.

His research background includes qualitative ethnography and focus particularly on interview and survey design. Mr Kennedy provides evaluation and research methods consulting within both academic and non-profit contexts. images

Qualitative Methods
Survey Design
Interview Design

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading 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 designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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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.

Eric Kennedy
Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy (Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University) is a consultant with experience fostering collaboration between industry, government and public stakeholders.

Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Location

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


2016-05-23 13:30:00 2016-05-23 17:00:00 Europe/London Gentle Introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement Evaluation 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? 20 Lavington St, London, United Kingdom SE1 0NZ, United Kingdom Methods For Change [email protected]