Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, and Chris Park, Data Scientist, report back from the course, Encounters with Big Data: An Introduction to using Big Data in the Social Sciences, held in Cape Town, South Africa from 30 January to 3 February 2017.
Suzanne Barbalet The Observatory for Knowledge Organisation Systems workshop, an event of KNOWeSCAPE – Analyzing the Dynamics of Information and Knowledge Landscapes, met in Malta from 1-3 February this year. KNOWeSCAPE is funded under the European Cooperation in Science and …
Rob Dymond-Green, Technical Co-ordinator for the UK Data Service Census Support Service, describes the creation of the 2011 UK Census dataset available through InFuse.
Cevat Giray Aksoy, Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Researcher at The London School of Economics (LSE), discusses how sexual orientation affects earnings in the UK.
Lorna Balkan Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project (2015-2019) funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to foster collaboration and develop shared standards between the …
We are delighted to report our progress on our pioneering ‘statistical archaeology’ project to retrieve ‘lost’ information from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) from a large set of digital images, and make it available for digital analysis, using current software tools, for the first time.
Meet the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2016-2018.
Marii Paskov, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Officer at the University of Oxford, discusses her project comparing intergenerational social mobility across over 30 countries from 2002 to 2010.
Dharmi Kapadia, Research Associate at the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at The University of Manchester, talks about how she plans for her research findings to be heard and have impact outside of academia.
Rachel Oldroyd is a quantitative human geographer based at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Leeds, and here discusses how novel types of data are used to detect illness caused by contaminated food or drink.