Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for June 2017

Household Mobility – Where and how far do we move?

30 June 2017 - 2:09pm

  In the first article in this series I discussed why it is important for us to understand household mobility, outlined the sources currently available to researchers and highlighted the potential of using commercial data as a possible alternative to census or admin data. Using large scale commercial data sets, such as the Whenfresh/Zoopla Property […]

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Leeds Data Science Society wins Hiscox University Challenge

29 June 2017 - 3:28pm

Congratulations to the Leeds Data Science Society who have been announced the winners of the Hiscox University Challenge. The University of Leeds team fought off stiff competition from York and LSE to secure the trophy and a prize of £1000 for their society. All of the teams were set two challenges – the first was […]

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Holborn identified as unhealthiest place in Great Britain according to new study

29 June 2017 - 1:51pm

A new study by University of Liverpool researchers has identified Holborn in London as the unhealthiest place to live in Great Britain. Using a new data resource tool which contains a range of lifestyle and environmental measures, researchers were able to identify neighbourhoods that are healthy and those that are unhealthy. The results can be […]

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CDRC launches ESRC Innovation Fund

28 June 2017 - 12:19pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre is pleased to invite proposals from UK-based academics for projects that will capitalise on our core consumer data sets, extend our network of partners, and drive forward substantive and innovative social science research across a broad range of disciplines and research areas. We welcome proposals that would contribute to our […]

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Have the young returned to the polls?

28 June 2017 - 12:10pm

One of the oft cited phenomena from the recent 2017 United Kingdom General election has been the rise in the participation by the young in the electoral process. Factors that point to this are an increase in voter registration by the young, greater turnout to vote by the young and an increase in the Labour vote share – since the young have a tendency to vote Labour. This piece addresses the first of these issues, the increase in voter registration and examines whether this can be tied to specific features of the population.

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UCL will be hosting the next London R workshop on 13 July

27 June 2017 - 11:03am

Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 Venue: UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JG Further details:

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Understanding Household Mobility – Nik Lomax

23 June 2017 - 2:07pm

Why do we need to understand household mobility? People move home for all kinds of reasons: to take up a new job, to up-size when they have a child or down-size when they retire, and after some kind of family event like marriage or divorce. Understanding these patterns of household mobility is extremely important for […]

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Dr James Cheshire wins the prestigious Royal Geographical Society Cuthbert Peek Award!

08 June 2017 - 9:18am

The Royal Geographical Society’s medals and awards “recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.” CDRC Deputy Director James Cheshire was among 17 recipients this year, winning the Cuthbert Peek Award ‘for advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data’. Congratulations James!

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CDRC Data Partner Forum 2017 – Presentations Available

02 June 2017 - 12:19pm

On Thursday 25 May 2017 the Consumer Data Research Centre hosted its annual Data Partner Forum at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. A number of presentations from the day are now available to view and download.

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