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Welcome!

Welcome to July's CASE eNewsletter, bringing you all the latest CASE-related news. In this issue:

CASE user survey
New CASE infographic
Webinar report
CASE database tips
Meet the team



CASE user survey

Last month we announced the launch of the CASE user survey. Many thanks to those of you who have already taken part. For those who are yet to respond, we at CASE would be really pleased to hear from you. The short questionnaire will only take a few minutes to complete but will provide us with extremely useful information about our audience.
 
As subscribers to the CASE newsletter you will already be aware of the steps that have been taken to encourage wider dissemination of the work of CASE and the CASE resources available. This survey will help to inform our plans to develop CASE so that we can make sure we continue to invest in those areas really valued and used whilst considering ways to improve awareness and presentation of those areas that are less well known. 
 
Knowing more about you and what you find useful about CASE will really help our planning over the coming months.  We look forward to hearing from you through the CASE user survey.

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New CASE infographic

Our new CASE overview infographic provides a visual representation of CASE. Divided in to six areas with icons to help navigation, the infographic gives an overview of each area. Used together they create a toolkit to help deliver high quality culture and sporting opportunities.

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Webinar report

Some 15 people participated in our first ever CASE webinar in June. The webinar was designed to showcase the various research findings and resources that have been generated by CASE.  A  webinar is an online presentation allowing participants the opportunity to hear and see a live presentation via their computer. The important  thing about webinars is that they are interactive. Participants can communicate with the presenter (or each other) by typing in a “chat box” or speaking to all other participants as if they were calling into a radio show. In our webinar we chose to focus on the local profile tools, demonstrating the range of data available in the tools and showing how they could be used to inform a real-life scenario - in this case planning a local arts festival.  We hope to run  further webinars in future and are experimenting with other methods for communicating the work of CASE. Look out for further announcements.

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CASE database tips

You will know from previous CASE newsletters that we recently refreshed the CASE database so that it now includes more than 12,000 studies relating to the impacts of culture and sport. Last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their first set of results from their Measuring National Well-being programme.  

So a topical question for CASE research is: what does the CASE database tell us about how culture and sport generate well-being impacts? The best way to find out is using a “Freetext search”. Typing in “wellbeing” generates 64 studies whilst  “well-being” generates 331. (The lack of consensus about hyphenation is frustrating, but also a fact of life.) The resulting studies range in subject matter from the effects of signing in a choir to the outcomes from practicing yoga. You should find that many of these abstracts  will help enhance your understanding of how to design programmes and policies, incorporate evaluations or make substantiated claims about the effects of culture and sport on well-being.

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Meet the team - Andrew Spiers


Andrew has recently taken up the role of Head of Research at Sport England. A lifelong participant in a range of sports and graduate of Loughborough University, he has been working in the sport sector for the past 12 years. Whilst he is involved in a range of research projects, managing Sport England’s Active People Survey is a major part of his role.

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