An unobstrusive observation study of visitor interaction with exhibits and park staff in Saguaro National Park

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Title:
An unobstrusive observation study of visitor interaction with exhibits and park staff in Saguaro National Park
Author:
Novickis, Liudyte, 1964-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The behavior of visitors in a museum is one way to evaluate the effective exhibits and information services. Unobtrusive observation of visitors both in and around a visitor center and museum produces data which indicate visitor preferences. Timing visitors to see how long they stay at a particular spot contributes to the planner's knowledge of museum patrons. Studies of this sort are quite common in private zoos, museums, and aquariums nationwide. The National Park Service, however, has done few unobtrusive observation studies, and little to evaluate exhibit effectiveness. In this study, visitors to the Saguaro National Park, East Unit, Visitor Center in Tucson, Arizona, were unobtrusively observed to determine their interests. A population of 100 visitors was observed outside the visitor center, and a population of 100 visitors was observed inside. Visitor responses to 23 stopping points inside the visitor center were observed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sociology, General.; Environmental Sciences.; Recreation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn unobstrusive observation study of visitor interaction with exhibits and park staff in Saguaro National Parken_US
dc.creatorNovickis, Liudyte, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNovickis, Liudyte, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe behavior of visitors in a museum is one way to evaluate the effective exhibits and information services. Unobtrusive observation of visitors both in and around a visitor center and museum produces data which indicate visitor preferences. Timing visitors to see how long they stay at a particular spot contributes to the planner's knowledge of museum patrons. Studies of this sort are quite common in private zoos, museums, and aquariums nationwide. The National Park Service, however, has done few unobtrusive observation studies, and little to evaluate exhibit effectiveness. In this study, visitors to the Saguaro National Park, East Unit, Visitor Center in Tucson, Arizona, were unobtrusively observed to determine their interests. A population of 100 visitors was observed outside the visitor center, and a population of 100 visitors was observed inside. Visitor responses to 23 stopping points inside the visitor center were observed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSociology, General.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1376050en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33867227en_US
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