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Georgia L. Harris


As metrologists we are typically subject matter experts (SMEs) in a technical area of measurement. However, most of us are not experts in measuring the value or impact of education and training efforts using standard models for evaluation. This paper will cover background concepts for training evaluation by Kirkpatrick/Phillips and demonstrate how we can incorporate these concepts into our metrology conferences and training sessions to demonstrate learning, application, and the impact of our efforts rather than just to see if people are satisfied with the presentations when they leave a session. Specific case studies from NIST Seminars at MSC will be presented to demonstrate the concepts. (Note: this paper is an expansion of an article published in the NCSLI “Metrologist” called “Did They Learn? Who Cares?” and includes additional Level Four assessments with Case Studies.)
Proceedings Title
2011 Measurement Science Conference Proceedings
Conference Dates
March 14-18, 2011
Conference Location
Pasadena, CA
Conference Title
2011 Measurement Science Conference


metrology education, metrology training, measuring training, measuring education, kirkpatrick, learning measures


Harris, G. (2013), MEASURING THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, 2011 Measurement Science Conference Proceedings, Pasadena, CA, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 15, 2013, Updated August 13, 2018