- Practicing with Playback
- Q & A with Playback Memphis Holiday Card artist Stephanie King
- We Met Our Match!
- Be the Peace Camp 2019 photo gallery
- Good People of Playback (Cequita Mckennley)
- Virginia Murphy delivers powerful TED X Memphis Talk
- Good People of Playback (Kristin Fox-Trautman)
- Good People of Playback (Joy Knowlton)
- Good People of Playback (Holly Lau)
- Wishes & Memories for Playback!
- Good People of Playback (Barbara Holden Nixon)
- Good People of Playback (Christie Connolly)
- 2018 Holiday Cards feature art from Be the Peace students!
- Playback Memphis launches search for 2019 Community Matters Partners
- Good People of Playback (Gio Lopez)
Research team measuring positive impact
Playback Memphis is proud to have assembled a dynamic cross-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Memphis to measure and report on the impact of our programming. The team is being led by Dr. Idia Thurston, Dept of Psychology, and also includes Dr. Michael Duke, Dept of Anthropology, and Dr. Angela Madden, Public Safety Institute.
Students from each department have been engaged in the development and/or implementation of various quantitative and qualitative measurements over the past year. For example, throughout this past semester, a team of thirteen (13) students from the Anthropology department conducted interviews among students, faculty and administrators at our Be the Peace schools in Frayser, to get a better understanding of their experiences with Playback Memphis and the impact of the programming on their lives and schools.
At the end of each year, our research team will analyze and report out the findings from our evaluations. We will spend time reviewing the results among staff, board and program partners, discussing any lessons learned that can help us improve the program from year to year in order to increase its positive impact.
Evaluation, reflection and ongoing improvement are critical to our work, and we are grateful to have such an amazing group of researchers on our team.
|Idia B. Thurston, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Department of Psychology