Randi Korn & Associates
Educational Research

Educational research is a rigorous process of determining the effects of an educational program on the population it was intended to affect. While conducting educational research in informal educational settings is difficult, with patience, time, resources, and expertise, it can be done quite successfully. How people learn in cultural organizations is not necessarily different from how people learn in other places, but informal environments offer unique opportunities, so it is advantageous to study and understand the learning they afford.

RK&A Case Study

Traveling Through Time

Learning research for a history museum

Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

At RK&A, we undertake educational research to provide our clients with reliable and objective data about their educational initiatives. We conduct educational research in museums, schools, and other cultural organizations that have partnered with museums. We follow a strict procedure to ensure reliable and valid data and adhere to the regulations and guidelines governing human subject research. RK&A staff work with clients to design rubrics and qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments. We use rubrics to score outcomes and apply statistical procedures to the data to determine the kind and quality of learning that resulted from a program. We synthesize and report findings to our clients, offering a clear interpretation of the data along with our observations and recommendations.

We recently conducted educational research with the following organizations. (For a complete list of RK&A planning, evaluation, and research projects, please see All RK&A Clients).

Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

For additional information or to get started on an educational research study, please see Getting Started.

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