Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Quantitative Research Methods

First Advisor

Nicholas Cutforth

Keywords

community-based research, informal learning environments, visitor studies, visual studies

Abstract

This case study describes the analysis of the Visitor Photo Study, a study in which visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science documented their visit through pictures. The origins, implementation, and findings of the Visitor Photo Study are considered within the contexts of the fields of Community-Based Research (Strand, Marullo, Cutforth, Stoecker, & Donohue, 2003b), Visual Studies (Marshall & Rossman, 2011; Pink, 2007), and Visitor Studies (Visitor Studies Association, 2012). This study considers the extent to which the principles and elements of each of these fields were present in the Visitor Photo Study, which elements were not fully realized or were missing from the study, and ways in which the Visitor Photo Study extends each of these fields. The value of this type of analysis and implications for museums, faculty, and students are also discussed.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Kathryn Irene Schroeder

File size

174 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Educational evaluation

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