Designed for museum educators and informal science education professionals without formal training in evaluation, this guide explains team-based inquiry (TBI) and how it can be used as a tool for developing or improving educational experiences in museums such as programs and exhibits. TBI consists of a continuous cycle with four main phases: question, investigate, reflect, and improve. This guide provides practical and concrete information for using TBI, and includes tools, forms, and a list of resources. The authors also share successful team-based inquiry studies from other museums.
Pattison, Scott, Sarah Cohn, and Liz Kollmann. Team-Based Inquiry: A Practical Guide for Using Evaluation to Improve Informal Education Experiences. Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), 2013.
The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.