Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for October 2017

2017 Masters Research Dissertation Programme Winners Announced

23 October 2017 - 2:54pm

The winners of the CDRC’s 2017 Masters Research Dissertation Programme were recently announced at the Data Analysts User Group Conference. The CDRC led programme provides the opportunity for students to work directly with an industrial partner and links students’ research to important retail and ‘open data’ sources.  Once again the standard of the projects was extremely high this […]

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Awards and Critical Acclaim for Where the Animals Go

16 October 2017 - 4:42pm

BCS/SOC Conference 2017 CDRC Deputy Director James Cheshire’s co-authored book “Where the Animals Go” has been awarded both the “John C. Bartholomew Award for Printed Mapping” and the “British Cartographic Society Award” at this year’s British Cartographic Society Conference. The judges said the maps within the book were “clever and attractive visualisations of multi-scale, multi-dimensional […]

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Assessing attitudes to lifestyle data and health research

05 October 2017 - 3:50pm

Health researchers have launched a major survey to see if people would be prepared to allow their lifestyle data to be matched against their health records. The survey aims to gauge whether members of the public support such large-scale data analysis and marks the start of what could be the biggest investigation ever into the […]

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