Rethink and realign: resetting your approach to data post-COVID-19
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Rethink and realign: resetting your approach to data post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has enforced a ‘data detox’ for all businesses, particularly those in the arts and cultural sector. So how to approach data and evaluation in this new environment? Counting What Counts' Managing Director John Knell shares the number one mindset you should adopt.

John Knell
John Knell
4 June 2021
How to visualise your data: a guide to distribution charts
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How to visualise your data: a guide to distribution charts

What are you trying to learn from your data? In this series, Culture Counts' Data Scientist, Tom McKenzie shares how applying the 'so, what?' principle can help guide you to creating meaningful chart designs. This practical how-to demonstrates some common chart types and why they are useful for answering different questions and highlighting different insights. First up: charts for displaying how data is distributed.

Tom McKenzie
Tom McKenzie
20 April 2021
What do audiences spend? Exploring the economic impact of events
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What do audiences spend? Exploring the economic impact of events

Over the past six years, Culture Counts has conducted over 400 economic impact studies to quantify how audience spending at events and activations contributes to the local economy. Business Development Director, Jordan Gibbs, explores Culture Counts' methodology for measuring economic impact and reveals the average results we've seen to date.

Jordan Gibbs
Jordan Gibbs
17 March 2021
How to tell a story with your data
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How to tell a story with your data

Infographics can help your audience to interpret findings, gain context and recognise the importance of your research. Culture Counts' Data Scientist Tom McKenzie explores the benefits of using data visualisation to help tell your story.

Tom McKenzie
Tom McKenzie
15 February 2021
How to graph like a pro
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How to graph like a pro

The right chart can work wonders for a report, revealing new information, neatly summarising your data and, helping support your conclusions (not to mention breaking up pages of boring text). So how can you work out which chart to use? Data Analyst, Jack Midalia shares some tips.

Jack Midalia
Jack Midalia
18 January 2021
Six steps to help you start your 2021 evaluations
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Six steps to help you start your 2021 evaluations

We've created a quick introduction guide to our Six Step Evaluation Process to help you consistently identify, collect and report the impacts of your activities. 

Lisa Wallace
Lisa Wallace
4 January 2021
2020 in Review
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2020 in Review

It's an understatement to say that 2020 has been a challenging year, particularly for many of you reading this. The impacts of COVID-19 have been immense, but we have united to face their challenges and your commitment, perseverance and genuine innovation has been extraordinary to witness.

Michael Chappell
Michael Chappell
7 December 2020
Local Government Data Snapshot (2014 - 2020)
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Local Government Data Snapshot (2014 - 2020)

Our big data set shows that from 2014 to 2020, 94% of respondents that replied to Australian local government surveys, agreed that local event or activity they took part in helped them feel safe and welcome.

Georgia Moore
Georgia Moore
25 November 2020
Public Library Evaluation Network - first year findings
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Public Library Evaluation Network - first year findings

30 libraries participated in the first year of the Public Libraries Evaluation Network, using the Culture Counts platform to collect data from communities around Australia about the vital impact of libraries.

Georgia Moore
Georgia Moore
5 October 2020
New survey feature: Required Questions
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New survey feature: Required Questions

Based on feedback and requests received from our clients- we have developed a new feature in our Culture Counts survey platform - to allow for questions to be made compulsory if necessary.

Monika Bognar
Monika Bognar
26 August 2020