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Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort
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Successful Engagement when Working with a Cohort

We are frequently asked by funders how engagement can be established and maintained across a cohort, particularly when evaluation is something requested of the organisations involved and not self-initiated. While the answer is partly dependent on context, here is a list of the key things we advise to promote and facilitate engagement throughout the evaluation process.

Siân Tattersall
Siân Tattersall
12 June 2018
Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny
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Decisions based on instinct don't hold up to scrutiny

Culture Counts CEO, Michael Chappell encourages funders to think about the risks to their budgets involved in supporting community and cultural programs and asks, "Do you have hard evidence to show external parties that the work you support is urgent, important and needs to continue?"

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
6 May 2018
Don't tell me what I want!
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Don't tell me what I want!

The Cultural Citizens Programme introduced 11-14 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK to arts and culture in their area. The program helped these young cultural citizens find out what's on offer and aimed to build their confidence to engage with arts on their own terms.

John Knell
John Knell
1 March 2018
How to be Successful Collecting Data in the Field
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How to be Successful Collecting Data in the Field

Hi, my name is Clare Chappell and I've been the Field Work Supervisor at Culture Counts Australia for over two years now. Here are my top tips on how to carry out and manage fieldwork using tablet-based surveys.

Clare Chappell
Clare Chappell
5 February 2018
Speaking the Language of Data Visualisation
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Speaking the Language of Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is a powerful tool that can turn raw numbers into a compelling story to impress, persuade and educate. Analyst Aaron Kosovich shows how new tools can be used to present your information and ideas far more effectively than any other form of communication.

Aaron Kosovich
Aaron Kosovich
1 October 2017
Make the Reef Great Again
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Make the Reef Great Again

A recent report has valued the Great Barrier Reef at an estimated $56 billion. In addition to the economic case, due consideration should be given to cultural, social, civic and environmental impacts, in order to truly appreciate the reef's broader value. Callum Taylor discusses the need for a holistic measurement framework for the reef.

Callum Taylor
Callum Taylor
7 August 2017
Achieving a Significant Sample
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Achieving a Significant Sample

Another question we often get asked: Do I need to capture hundreds of audience responses to achieve a significant survey sample? This blog uses a recent case study to explore what significance means and provides tips for how to achieve it.

Justine Morris
Justine Morris
3 October 2016
Storing Data in the Cloud
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Storing Data in the Cloud

What the heck is the cloud? People often refer to storing data in the ‘cloud’, but what does this concept really mean and how is the cloud constructed?

Reed McConnell
Reed McConnell
30 August 2016
A Fresh Look for Culture Counts
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A Fresh Look for Culture Counts

Culture Counts is in the process of a complete design makeover. Starting with the launch of our new website this month, we’re beginning to roll out updates to reflect a new brand direction for our online and offline communications.

Tom Leenders
Tom Leenders
20 May 2016
(I Can't Get No) Satisficing
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(I Can't Get No) Satisficing

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a clipboard-toting interviewer who wants to ask us a “few” questions in the name of research. After ten long minutes our attention wanders and our answers become less thought through. This phenomena – known as satisficing – is a major cause of bias in surveys and is one of the major traps people face when creating surveys of their own.

Callum Taylor
Callum Taylor
2 February 2016