This module will look closely at approaches to evaluation and research. It will offer trainees the opportunity to develop experience and knowledge of a range of methods and approaches to evaluation and research, including quantitative and qualitative methods and case studies, within the context of informal and non-formal education and learning.
Participants will explore case studies and best practice of research and evaluation from the botanic gardens and museum sector. The module will support participants to develop a Research and Evaluation framework and strategy so that these elements can be embedded at an organisational level.
This module will also cover how to use evaluation and research to support botanic gardens and museums to improve the quality of experiences they offer. In doing so, participants will understand how to use evaluation to make their sites and activities more accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds and ensure better engagement of the public with the work of the garden.