Introduction to Evaluating Science Communication & Public Engagement

with Dr. Eric Jensen & Dr. Joseph Roche

London

About This Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of evaluating public engagement and science communication. You will learn how to design your evaluation to collect the right information when evaluating your project, programme or activity.
The workshop addresses the following points:

  • Why evaluation matters
  • Foundations for good evaluation: establishing measurable outcomes and logic models
  • Introduction to the evaluation toolkit: questionnaires, observation, ethnographic approaches, qualitative interviews, focus groups and quantifying open-ended data
  • Obtaining a representative sample for your evaluation
  • Establishing a realistic evaluation plan

Register now to get started planning your evaluation!
Also consider this self-paced online course offering detailed guidance on the full range of evaluation methods you can use:

Go to course page: Public Engagement Evaluation.

Dr. Joseph Roche Assistant Professor

Dr. Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in science education at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for NASA and observed symbiotic stars using the Hubble Space Telescope.

He teaches Science & Society and Communicating Science on a Master in Science Education programme at Trinity College and is course coordinator of a Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning. His current research interests include: informal science education, citizen science and evaluating public engagement in science.

Astrophysics
Science Education
Citizen Science
Science Communication

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

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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.

Dr. Joseph Roche
Dr. Joseph Roche

Dr. Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in science education at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked for NASA and observed symbiotic stars using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Location

London


2018-02-19 13:00:00 2018-02-19 16:45:00 Europe/London Introduction to Evaluating Science Communication & Public Engagement This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of evaluating public engagement and science communication. You will learn how to design your evaluation to collect the right information when evaluating your project, programme or activity. The workshop addresses the following points: Why evaluation matters Foundations for good evaluation: establishing measurable outcomes and logic models Introduction to the evaluation toolkit: questionnaires, observation, ethnographic approaches, qualitative interviews, focus groups and quantifying open-ended data Obtaining a representative sample for your evaluation Establishing a realistic evaluation plan Register now to get started planning your evaluation! Also consider this self-paced online course offering detailed guidance on the full range of evaluation methods you can use: Go to course page: Public Engagement Evaluation. London Methods For Change [email protected]