The RCCIL website offers Research materials for London based creative industries, with a view to ensuring the data is made accessible to Businesses, Academics, Politicians and the general public.
Whilst the main core elements of our work relate to economic and culture-led urban regeneration, we also include Cultural & Creative sectors, so that we cover areas of interest such as Economic Impact, Private Investment, Digital Technology, Regional Economic Development and general growth areas. The business expansion of entrepreneurs in London as well as the whole of the UK is of great interest for our research project, as this offers the team invaluable data on the development of people and businesses within the creative working environment.
Learning from areas such as this, allows us to compile extremely useful blue prints to success for the next generation of entrepreneurs as well as investors.
What does Researching Creative Industries involve?
Researching creative industries involves gathering information about various fields that involve creativity and artistic expression, such as visual arts, music, film, design, fashion, advertising, and publishing. Here are some steps you can take to research creative industries:
Define your research question: Begin by clarifying your research question or objective. What specific aspects of the creative industries do you want to explore? For example, you might want to investigate the economic impact of the music industry or the role of social media in fashion marketing.
Identify reliable sources: Once you have a research question, it’s important to identify reliable sources of information. These might include academic journals, industry reports, trade publications, government statistics, and online databases. Look for reputable, up-to-date, and relevant sources to your research question.
Conduct a literature review: A literature review involves reviewing existing research and publications related to your research question. This will help you identify key themes and debates within the creative industries, as well as any gaps in the literature that you could explore in your own research.
Collect and analyze data: Depending on your research question, you may need to collect your own data through surveys, interviews, or observations. Alternatively, you may be able to analyze existing data from sources such as government statistics or social media metrics. Once you have collected your data, analyze it using appropriate methods, such as statistical analysis or content analysis.
Draw conclusions and make recommendations: Finally, draw conclusions based on your research findings and make recommendations for future research or for industry practitioners. Your conclusions might highlight key trends or challenges within the creative industries, or identify new opportunities for innovation or growth.