Institution: University of Hawaii
HTA Kūkulu Ola Living Hawaiian Culture Program
Audience Research, Capacity Building
With funding from the Hawai’i Travel Authority, the University of Hawai’i invited me to assist in the development of a visitor survey for use at museums and cultural sites state-wide, train staff and students to conduct data collection, and consult regarding data management and analysis. We worked closely with stakeholders to design and test the combination interview-questionnaire survey instrument at the three Hawaiian palaces: Iolani Palace and Queen Emma’s Summer Palace on Oahu and Hulihe’e on Kona. That prototyping effort, and the data it collected are currently informing refinements to the protocol.