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The pros and cons of intercept interviews
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The pros and cons of intercept interviews

Despite its many benefits, intercept interviewing can seem daunting and resource draining. Our resident field research expert Clare Chappell shares her valuable insights.

Clare Chappell
Clare Chappell
29 November 2018
Seven distribution methods to increase low response rates
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Seven distribution methods to increase low response rates

Are you concerned about low response rates for your evaluations? Sometimes getting survey responses can be a difficult task. Culture Counts help you review your distribution methods and establish an effective plan to maximise your sample size and engage a mix of demographics representative of your audience.

Alison Lasek
Alison Lasek
2 October 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
New technologies offering simple solutions to long-term challenges
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New technologies offering simple solutions to long-term challenges

Many organisations we work with have limited staff resources and competing evaluation needs. Along with cultural data, they must collect social, economic and tourism impact data for events. This has encouraged us to broaden our outcomes framework in conjunction with the Cultural Development Network (CDN), so organisations can measure the impact of arts and culture across economic, social, civic, environmental and cultural domains.

Georgia Moore
Georgia Moore
5 June 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