Cultural research superstars Mark Stern and Susan Seifert experiment with a new theoretical approach to their work.
Capsule Review: Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency
Does listening to certain types of music presage later adolescent delinquent behavior?
Capsule Review: Prelude: Music Makes Us
A baseline report on Music Makes Us, a public-private initiative in Metro Nashville public schools to improve music education.
Capsule Review: Effects of a School-Based Instrumental Music Program on Verbal and Visual Memory in Primary School Children
25 German primary School students showed an increase in verbal memory after taking instrumental music lessons for 18 months.
Capsule Review: When Going Gets Tough
The main purpose of the NEA’s newest report is to better understand the motivations for participation in the arts and the barriers faced by people who want to participate but choose not to.
Capsule Review: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape”
Title: “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape: Toward a Better-Informed, Stronger Sector” Author(s): Sarah Lee and Peter Linett Publisher: Cultural Data Project Year: 2013 URL: http://www.culturaldata.org/wp-content/uploads/new-data-directions-for-the-cultural-landscape-a-report-by-slover-linett-audience-research-for-the-cultural-data-project_final.pdf Topics: research, data Methods: Theory/assertion, informed by synthesis of comments from a CDP-hosted online forum of researchers (disclosure: I was one of them), results from CDP’s internal strategicRead More
Capsule Review: “The Educational Value of Field Trips”
Title: “The Educational Value of Field Trips,” plus two related articles: “Supplemental Study: Long-Term Benefits of Field Trips to the Walton Arts Center” and “Methodological Appendix for the Crystal Bridges Experimental Study” Author(s): Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida and Daniel H. Bowen (“Educational Value of Field Trips”); Jay P. Greene and Brian Kisida (“Supplemental Study”);Read More
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