What if there were a team of social researchers—people with serious chops, from disciplines like anthropology, psychology, and public policy—who also understood the arts, museums, science engagement, and the rest of the cultural sector? What if they were passionate about helping that sector not just succeed, but change?

That’s us.

At Slover Linett, we’re all about using the tools of research, evaluation, community dialogue, and experience design to help cultural organizations become more inclusive, innovative, and relevant. For more than twenty years, we’ve been learning how to meld empirical rigor with generative techniques that tap the imagination of the community. How to cross-pollinate ideas from symphonies to science centers, podcasts to parks. How to help cultural leaders take a fresh look at the experiences they offer, the communities they serve, and the power of culture to spark personal and social change.

Applying rigorous methodological tools to immediate and urgent questions that cultural leaders are grappling with—that’s what I love about my work at Slover Linett. Coming from an academic background, it’s great to be able to inform and shape real-world actions.”

Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research, Slover Linett

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We're thrilled to share the executive summary of the inaugural stakeholder research conducted with our friends at @folkalliance. The report is available below:

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"A huge sample size doesn’t mean much if that sample isn’t really representative — and you’ll never know that from the margin of error."

@PLinett discusses polling methods in our latest post:

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Stop worrying about “margin of error” – Worry about response rate | Slover Linett

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@artlust @SloverLinett @AnandWrites Great points. It's striking when the challenges of the field - how museums are perceived or what they stand for - are so baked into the language like this, in that they become a metaphor for fixed states (or arbiters of "truth," as you say)

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