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Interpretive Research
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Module 340: Interpretive Research and Resource Liaison

Competency Curriculum
The following curriculum components outline the developmental learning elements that compose the skills set for this competency. From these outlines, 1) employees and their supervisors can determine
learning needs and strategies, 2) instructors can develop sessions and lesson plans.


With successful mastery of the material, learners will be able to:

  • Apply advanced research skills to acquire advanced KR;

  • Access information generated by, and work with, resource managers and other specialists and scholars;

  • Apply advanced research and analytical skills to acquire knowledge of the audience;

  • Use advanced KR and KA to connect multiple resource meanings to multiple audience interests and perspectives.


Subject-matter research skills and resources; standards for research; professional disciplines of science and history; resource management; resource liaison; social science; audience research skills and resources; using KR to connect to multiple audiences; audience relevance; provocation; multiple resource meanings


All developmental-level interpretive park rangers, cooperating association staff and NPS volunteers involved in media development activities.


Park and cluster-level training; university courses; traditional and distance learning; workshops; peer coaching and mentoring; self-study.

Download all four components in a PDF file (451KB).

Last module update: September, 2001
Editor: STMA Training Manager Interpretation

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