To encourage Research among its members, the CECA Board instituted a prize – the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Award –, aimed at underscoring the importance for education and cultural action of the best empirical research report presented in the annual international conference.
Nature of the award
The award consists in a contribution of up to 400.00 Euros covering the winner’s accommodation costs. The CECA Board, or the conference organizers themselves, will also take care (cover the costs?) of the international conference inscription fee. A month after having been informed of the prize, the winner must send to the CECA Secretary a copy of his ticket as proof of its intentions to participate in the conference.
Note: CECA are not responsible for travel expenses.
With the Colette Dufresne-Tassé Award, CECA aims at:
- Stimulating research activity among its members;
- Improving the museum offer to its public;
- Hastening the development of museum education and cultural action with fresh empirical data and new professional and research tools.
To be eligible:
- You must be an individual or institutional member of CECA committee, and have paid the inscription fee in the year in which your candidacy is presented;
- Your research must have been carried on for your own institution or for a consortium that includes your institution as partner;
- You must have carried on the research yourself. If others colleagues or students have collaborated with you they will be considered as co-authors and mentioned this way, but the 400.00 Euros and the inscription fees will be covered only for the CECA member who submitted his candidacy or else for a member of the research team explicitly mentioned in the application procedure;
- The research must be empirical, that is to say it should have passed through phases of collection, organization and interpretation of empirical data;
- It must refer to an offer that an institution has destined to its public – for example an educational or cultural programme, an exhibition – concerning this public itself or on tools for professional work or for research purposes.
Please note: CECA Board members cannot submit their candidacy.
An empirical research report includes at least:
- The issue, the question or the problem that originated the research;
- Investigations and theories already published on the subject, their presentation and synthesis;
- Questions or assumptions that have oriented the collection of data (information);
- Instruments and sample (or population) used, their presentation and justification;
- Results, their description and meaning;
- New research tracks;
- The full list of books, articles cited in the report, to be drawn up according to the model suggested in the box below.