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A participatory approach to the evaluation of participatory museum research projects

Seale, Jane; Garcia Carrizosa, Helena; Rix, Jonathan; Sheehy, Kieron and Hayhoe, Simon (2019). A participatory approach to the evaluation of participatory museum research projects. International Journal of Research and Method in Education (In press).

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Abstract

In this paper we will describe, justify and critique a participatory approach that we have developed in order to evaluate the success of a participatory research project that was exploring ways of making museum learning experiences more inclusive for adults who have a diverse range of access preferences. Because we were researching in a unique space at the intersection of inclusive museum education, inclusive technologies and participatory research we have needed to develop an original evaluation approach; informed by methods and frameworks derived from other fields. We present examples of the kind of evaluation information that the framework elicited and use this as a basis to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the framework. Our experience of using creative methods for eliciting evaluation data suggest that useful information about participation can be revealed but that further improvements can be made in order to make the research experience more participatory.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Jane Seale
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
ARCHESNot SetEU H2020
Keywords: inclusive museums; technology; participatory research, disability, impairment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood and Youth
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Childhood, Youth and Sport
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 68036
Depositing User: Jane Seale
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 16:23
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 05:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68036
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