Evaluation of museum programming is essential to measuring and improving the quality of these learning experiences. When implementing evaluation studies, it is necessary to consider the ethics of collecting information and opinions from participants, though this aspect of the task is often overlooked.
The discussion questions posed in this Reader Guide have been developed in collaboration with the author and are intended to foster conversations and dialogue among colleagues about ethical considerations in evaluation research. We divided the questions into three thematic areas. Grab a cup of coffee with a fellow educator or museum colleague and focus on one set of questions or discuss all three areas. It’s up to you!