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July 2018

Summer School – Causal inference with observational data: challenges and pitfalls

9th July 2018 - 13th July 2018
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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**Due to late cancellations, a couple of non-student places have become available on this summer school. Please see the 'Application' section below** This five-day summer school offers state-of-the-art training in the analysis of observational data for causal inference. By exploring the philosophy and utility of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), participants will learn to recognise and avoid a range of common pitfalls in the analysis of complex causal relationships, including the longitudinal analyses of change, mediation, nonlinearity and statistical interaction. This…

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September 2018

Corporate Responsibility Research Conference

11th September 2018 - 12th September 2018
Leeds United Kingdom + Google Map

The 13th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CRRC) will be held in September this year, hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies research group (BOSS) at the University of Leeds. The CRRC is an opportunity to experiment, test out new ideas, and network with a diverse range of peers. Traditionally, the conference has been a place to challenge received notions around responsible research in the private sector in order to drive forward new debates and…

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October 2018

Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications

15th October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools. These include GIS-based measures of accessibility and network analysis to determine retail service areas. A series of…

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GIS for Crime Data Analytics

19th October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one-day course will follow a linear format, with a series of lectures and practical exercises leading attendees through the key steps involved in performing basic crime analysis in ArcGIS.  Starting with an overview of environmental criminological theories, the course will also include information on: (i) accessing open source crime data, (ii) locating complementary data sets e.g. area boundary files, (iii) advantages/disadvantages of different data sources, (iv) importing crime data and spatial data into ArcMap, (v) mapping data and querying…

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Introduction to QGIS

29th October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one day interactive course provides a practical introduction to QGIS; a free, open-source Geographic Information System. You will learn the principles underpinning vector-based geographic data analysis and learn to undertake tasks such as sourcing, loading and interrogating data; creating professional map outputs, preparing geographic datasets and undertaking spatial analysis. Short lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises with plenty of opportunity to work with your own data and seek advice regarding your own projects. Who teaches the programme?…

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December 2018

Oxford Retail Futures Conference

10th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11th December 2018 @ 5:15 pm
Green Templeton College, E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, 43 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6HG United Kingdom
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Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing The Oxford Retail Futures conference is an annual conference. It is being organised jointly by the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Overview: Retailing is one of the first sectors to have employed large datasets at both strategic and operational levels for a variety of purposes, ranging from frequency marketing, store location, product selection, and supply chain management. The amount of…

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January 2019

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics

28th January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial…

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