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Culture Counts Tips: Putting the Peer in Appearance
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Culture Counts Tips: Putting the Peer in Appearance

The Culture Counts platform has a three-pronged evaluation process - with participation from self, peer and public assessors. Average scores from each group can be compared to see whether the public and peers understood the creative intentions of the artists or curators . In this blog we provide some tips for the peer component of the Culture Counts evaluation process.

Justine Morris
Justine Morris
18 July 2016
Why spend what little money we have on evaluation?
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Why spend what little money we have on evaluation?

In this blog we reveal some interesting figures about how much you should be spending on evaluation and why this is particularly important within the Cultural sector.

Richard Doggart
Richard Doggart
4 July 2016
Supporting Formative Development
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Supporting Formative Development

As part of the Participatory Metrics Strand of the Quality Metrics National Test we’ve been running discussion groups across England with a number of experienced individuals, representing a whole range of creative organisations working in participatory contexts, to further refine the Participatory Metrics.

Alison Whitaker
Alison Whitaker
30 May 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
Ready, Connect, Go!
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Ready, Connect, Go!

Since the opening of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay in late January this year, thousands of visitors have flocked to the waterfront to marvel at the impressive design, breathtaking views, and colourful light shows featured in the new development.

Reed McConnell
Reed McConnell
2 May 2016
User Story: Visitor Services & The Quality Metrics
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User Story: Visitor Services & The Quality Metrics

We asked Chad McGitchie, the Head of Visitor Teams / Access Lead for The Whitworth Gallery & Manchester Museum, to share his story about his experience with the Culture Counts system...

Alison Whitaker
Alison Whitaker
15 April 2016
Are we Human or are we Dancer?
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Are we Human or are we Dancer?

A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend a performance by the San Francisco Ballet Company. The production was of Swan Lake, a repertory that revealed a powerful lyrical performance of love, sorcery and betrayal.

Reed McConnell
Reed McConnell
4 April 2016
Everybody Knows a Little Place Like Kokomo
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Everybody Knows a Little Place Like Kokomo

A location or a place can generate great emotion from people. We can feel very connected to certain areas, we might feel safe there, or cultural, or proud, inspired, at ease or all of the above! However you feel, it is an intrinsic impact that enhances the public value of a location beyond revenue generated and foot traffic created.

Reed McConnell
Reed McConnell
24 February 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
Is it 2016 Already?
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Is it 2016 Already?

Welcome 2016! 2015 was an exciting year for Culture Counts and our member organisations and we can't wait for another big year of growth and collaboration. Here is a quick recap of the past year:

Justine Morris
Justine Morris
4 January 2016