Research into what drives people to engage in culture and sport, the impacts of engagement and how we might value it for economic appraisal.
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.
‘Understanding the drivers, impacts and value of engagement in culture and sport: an over-arching summary of the research’ explains how the range of findings and resources detailed on this page can feed into a variety of national and local policy processes.
About the supporting documents
Drivers of engagement
‘Understanding the drivers of engagement: summary report’ is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Understanding the drivers of engagement: technical report’ is a detailed technical description of the analysis covered in the equivalent summary paper. Includes all references and a depth literature review.
‘Understanding the drivers of engagement: appendices to the technical report’ give more detail on the methods and outputs.
Impact of engagement
‘Understanding the impacts of engagement: a systematic review of the research on learning impacts for young people’ includes 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.
‘Understanding the drivers, impacts and value of engagement: technical report for the systematic review’ provides a detailed technical description and details of the way the systematic review and construction of the CASE database was carried out.
Value of engagement
‘Understanding the value of engagement: summary report’ is 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.
‘Understanding the value of engagement: technical report’ is a detailed technical description of the analysis covered in the equivalent summary paper. Includes all references and a depth literature review.