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drivers, impacts and value work

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The Drivers, Impacts and Value work is the largest single piece of policy research published for culture and sport. Comprising three different strands it is the most comprehensive piece of work in this field, assessing a huge range of research and data, setting the foundations for evidence-based policy making.

The three strands of this piece of work are:

Summary report

A high level summary of all the research which explains how the range of findings and resources detailed on this page can feed into a variety of national and local policy processes. 


Drivers of engagement


A high level non-technical summary report of the analysis of Taking Part and the development and use of the CASE engagement simulation model.
A huge range of factors predict and influence decisions to take part in culture and sport. The analysis here presents key background factors that predict engagement.

The report also present v.1.0 of a new computer model that simulates patterns of engagement in the population, to run scenarios for business cases or policy option appraisals.  It is currently only accessible via the DCMS as it requires both specialist software and specialist knowledge to run it. If you are interested in generating scenarios with the model please contact case@culture.gsi.gov.uk


A detailed technical description of the analysis covered in the equivalent summary paper. Includes all references and a depth literature review.


The appendices of the Drivers technical report giving more detail on the methods and outputs.


Impact of engagement


In-depth reviews of research using quantitative methods on the learning impacts for young people across four sectors: arts participation, sports participation, libraries attendance and museum, galleries and heritage attendance. Research using quantitative methods was specifically chosen in order to aid future analysis to derive economic values.


A detailed technical description and details of the way the systematic review and construction of the CASE database was carried out.


Value of engagement

A high level mainly non-technical report covering the recent history of attempts to derive economic values for engagement, an analysis of subjective well-being and analysis of the health cost savings from sport.

A detailed technical description of the analysis covered in the equivalent summary paper. Includes all references and a depth literature review.

 

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