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The Difference Between Simplistic and Specific
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The Difference Between Simplistic and Specific

We’ve all had experiences that move or inspire us, make us reflect on a work’s relevance to the world, or those that leave us wanting to know more about the creator of that work. This blog explores the challenges of describing these experiences clearly and consistently to produce important insight for the sector.

Callum Taylor
Callum Taylor
6 March 2017
'Evaluating in Packs' & Sector Led Benchmarking
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'Evaluating in Packs' & Sector Led Benchmarking

Ever thought about sharing your results with like-minded organisations? Culture Counts’ cultural clients, both old and new, are starting to act in interesting ways around shared approaches to evaluation and benchmarking.

John Knell
John Knell
6 February 2017
Design at Culture Counts: The tools we use
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Design at Culture Counts: The tools we use

Running an effective product pipeline means investing in the right tools for the job, and for us, that’s all about enabling staff to use the the tools that they feel most comfortable with (both digital and physical). To give some insight into how we work, we thought we’d share some of our favourites.

Tom Leenders
Tom Leenders
5 January 2017
Social Benefit Bonds and the Arts
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Social Benefit Bonds and the Arts

“Impact investing” is a buzz phrase amongst some of the world’s biggest financial institutions. Basically, it’s all about investing in things that not only provide a financial return but also produce significant and measurable social and economic impacts.

Francesca Catalano
Francesca Catalano
12 December 2016
Strength in Numbers
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Strength in Numbers

There seems to be some fears floating around the arts sector about quantitative measurement of audience experience. Will the use of metrics mean that all of the rich thoughts and feelings generated by arts and culture are reduced down to boring, meaningless numbers?

Georgia Moore
Georgia Moore
30 November 2016
Objectivity in the Arts
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Objectivity in the Arts

Does measurement have a place in the arts? What if my experience is inherently different from someone else's? This blog explores what is meant by objectivity and multi-point subjectivity, and the role of audience, community and peer opinions in developing strong value stories.

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
4 November 2016
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
Providing Support for the Quality Metrics National Test
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Providing Support for the Quality Metrics National Test

Having come to the end of the largest pilot project, using Culture Counts to test the Quality Metrics in the UK, we take a behind the scenes look into the engagement of the active organisations within the cohort.

Siân Tattersall
Siân Tattersall
7 September 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
The Events that shaped Modern Era Music
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The Events that shaped Modern Era Music

Music will often parallel changing social and cultural values. There are thousands of individual moments that have attributed to changes in music over time, for us three moments seem to stand out from the rest.

Reed McConnell
Reed McConnell
1 August 2016