ERIC Number: ED225913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Economic Impact of Eight Cultural Institutions on the Economy of the St. Louis SMSA. Technical Supplement. Volume I [and] Volume II--Appendices.
Cwi, David; Smith, D. Alden
The research methods, procedures, and data for determining the impact of eight cultural institutions on the St. Louis (Missouri) economy (1978) are outlined. A 30-equation model was used to identify a variety of effects on local businesses, government, and individuals. Researchers examined internal records of the eight institutions as well as local, state, and federal records. Audience research and staff surveys were also conducted. Divided into four sections, the report discusses data collection instruments and general procedures, local data collection procedures, local data summary, and weighting and estimation techniques. Subtopics in each section are the audience survey, staff survey, institutional data inventory, community data inventory, and tax-related data. Appendices provide audience survey dates and response rates, instructions to the study coordinator for annotating budget and functional expense statements and institutional data inventory, community data inventory, instructions for developing a calendar which depicts sampling dates, and documentation protocol. All research instruments are included and most instruments provide numerical results of the research. (KC)
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Audiences, Community Characteristics, Cultural Centers, Dance, Data Collection, Economic Research, Expenditures, Fine Arts, Income, Local Government, Music, Opera, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Salaries, Surveys, Tables (Data), Theaters, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 480-491. Appendices D, E, and F of Volume II may be marginally legible.