Emily Skidmore, Consulting Analyst

Emily is interested in studying and understanding human behavior and learning experiences in informal learning settings, supported by her undergraduate degree in biological anthropology and anatomy and graduate degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University. As an evaluator, she uses both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods to probe the nuances inherent in the informal learning environment and uses the power of evaluation to help practitioners create the best possible experiences for learning and meaning-making.

Emily Skidmore

Published Works, Select Articles By Emily Skidmore

“The Parental Role in Children’s Museums: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors.”
Museums & Social Issues, 2010.
By Stephanie Downey, Amanda Krantz, and Emily Skidmore

This article presents the results of audience research at a children’s museum in Philadelphia.  The research focuses on understanding the parental role in a children’s museum experience.  In particular, it identifies and explains three barriers to full parental participation. 

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