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Research and Evaluation Findings of Interest to Live Public Science Events


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A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings From the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002 – 2012 (US). Available at:

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Events and Festivals Research at the UK Centre for Events Management. Available at:

International Journal of Event Management. Available at:

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Theatre Matters (UK). Available at:

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Research and Evaluation Findings of Interest to Live Public Science Events

Bensaude Vincent, B., 2014. The politics of buzzwords at the interface of technoscience, market and society: The case of “public engagement in science.” Public Understanding of Science. Available at:

Bultitude, K., 2014. Science festivals: do they succeed in reaching beyond the “already engaged”? Journal of Science Communication, 13(04). Available at:

Bultitude, K., 2012. The Why and How of Science Communication. In Science Communication. Pilsen. Available at:

Bultitude, K., McDonald, D. & Custead, S., 2011. The Rise and Rise of Science Festivals: An international review of organised events to celebrate science. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 1(2), pp.165–188. Available at:

Crowell, A. & Schunn, C., 2014. Scientifically literate action: Key barriers and facilitators across context and content. Public understanding of science, 23(6), pp.718–733. Available at:

Daniel, M., Bogdan, G. & Daniel, Z., 2012. The Use of Event Marketing Management Strategies. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, pp.5409–5413. Available at:

Dowell, E., 2014. Einstein’s Garden 2009–2014: unexpected encounters with science. Journal of Science Communication, 13(04). Available at:

Falk, J.H., Storksdieck, M. & Dierking, L.D., 2007. Investigating public science interest and understanding: evidence for the  importance of free-choice learning. Public Understanding of Science, 16, pp.455–469. Available at:

Fikus, M., 2005. Audiences. In The White Book: Science Communication Events in Europe. European Science Communication Events Association, pp. 31–70. Available at:

Fogg-Rogers, L., Bay, J.L., et al., 2015. “Knowledge is Power”: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Adult Audience Preferences for Engagement and Learning Formats over Three Years of a Health Science Festival. Science Communication. Available at:

Fogg-Rogers, L., Wilkinson, C. & Weitkamp, E., 2015. Royal Society Education Outreach Evaluation, Available at:

Getz, D., 2008. Event tourism: Definition, evolution, and research. Tourism Management, 29(3), pp.403–428. Available at:

Getz, D., 2010. The Nature and Scope of Festival Studies. International Journal of Event Management Research, 5, pp.1–47. Available at:

Grand, A. et al., 2015. Mapping Public Engagement with Research in a UK University. PLoS ONE, 10(4), p.e0121874. Available at:

House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 2000. Science and Society – Third Report, Available at:

Ipsos MORI, 2014. Public Attitudes to Science 2014, Available at:

Jensen, E. & Buckley, N., 2011. The Role of University Student Volunteers in Festival-based Public Engagement, Available at: Volunteers in Festivals_0_0.pdf.

Jensen, E. & Buckley, N., 2014. Why people attend science festivals: Interests, motivations and self-reported benefits of public engagement with research. Public Understanding of Science, 23(5), pp.557–573. Available at:

Johnston, M.A., 2007. A review of the application of event studies in marketing. Academy of Marketing Science Review, 2007, p.1. Available at:

Kim, S.S. et al., 2010. The role of family decision makers in festival tourism. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29, pp.308–318. Available at:

McCallie, E. et al., 2009. Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science and Informal Science Education, Washington DC, USA. Available at:

Murphy, P. & Whitelegg, E., 2006. Girls in the physics classroom: a review of the research on the participation of girls in physics., London, UK. Available at:

Museums Libraries and Archives Council, 2014. Active Engagement with Experience. Available at: [Accessed February 4, 2014].

Newcastle University and the British Science Association, 2014. British Science Festival 2013 Evaluation Report Executive Summary, Newcastle, UK. Available at: Science Festival 2013 Evaluation Report Executive Summary 070114.pdf.

NZ International Science Festival, 2014. Aims and Objectives. Available at: [Accessed July 29, 2014].

Palmer, S.E. & Schibeci, R.A., 2012. What conceptions of science communication are espoused by science research funding bodies? Public Understanding of Science. Available at:

Pontin, K., 2011. I’m a Scientist Evaluation Report Executive Summary, Available at:

Rowe, G. & Frewer, L.J., 2005. A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms. Science, Technology & Human Values, 30(2), pp.251–290. Available at:

Science Festival Alliance, 2013. Key Findings of Independent Evaluation, Available at:

Singapore Science Festival, 2014. About Singapore Science Festival. Available at: [Accessed December 22, 2014].

Stilgoe, J., Lock, S.J. & Wilsdon, J., 2014. Why should we promote public engagement with science? Public Understanding of Science , 23 (1 ), pp.4–15. Available at:

Thomas, D.R., 2006. A General Inductive Approach for Analyzing Qualitative Evaluation Data. American Journal of Evaluation, 27(2). Available at:

Wiehe, B., 2014. When science makes us who we are: known and speculative impacts of science festivals. Journal of Science Communication, 13(04). Available at:

Wellcome Trust, 2012a. Analysing the UK Science Education Community: The contribution of informal providers, London, UK. Available at:

Wellcome Trust, 2012b. Review of Informal Science Learning, London, UK. Available at:

Yoon, Y.S., Lee, J.S. & Lee, C.K., 2010. Measuring festival quality and value affecting visitors’ satisfaction and loyalty using a structural approach. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29, pp.335–342. Available at:

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