Department for Culture Media and Sport
We commission research that examines issues facing our sectors and ways we can address them.
The latest research projects commissioned by us are listed below.
The CASE programme was set up by us in 2008, in collaboration with our sector-leading non-departmental public bodies: (NDPBs)
This new collaboration brings together £1.8M over three years from us and the NDPBs, making it the biggest mixed methods culture and sport research programme ever undertaken. It aims to build on the statistical data on culture and sports engagement generated at a national level by our 'Taking part' survey and at a local level by Sport England's Active People survey, by drawing in wider data and research.
The programme is initially focused on culture and sport participation research questions:
During the first stage of CASE we are assessing relevant high-quality studies, data sources and analysis relating to culture and sports policy on engagement. At a launch event in July 2010 we will be releasing studies that look at who engages, when and why they engage, and work looking at the impact of that participation and the value of that impact.
If you have any further queries, please email AdamC.Cooper@culture.gsi.gov.uk.
The 'Taking part' survey team have recently commissioned Knight, Kavanagh and Page to undertake a project to analyse 'Taking part' data in greater depth. This project aims to develop a greater understanding of both adult and child participation, who does and doesn’t participate in culture and sport, and the benefits of participation. Early findings are due in August 2010.
For further details of this programme please email Reannan.Rottier@culture.gsi.gov.uk.