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September 2017

An Introduction to Small Area Classification

12th September 2017 @ 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 provide an introduction to small area geodemographic classification.  Participants will gain experience of: (i) accessing 2011 Census data using the Census Support services of the UK Data Service (ii) building a small area geodemographic system based on census data (iii) using a geographical information system to visualise the classification. Objectives To learn how to access and extract census data from the UK Data Service using InFuse (aggregate statistics) and Boundary Data Selector (small area boundary…

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Introduction to Hospital Episode Statistics – London

18th September 2017 @ 9:30 am - 19th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm
University College London, Room 110A, Pearson Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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This course will provide participants with an understanding of how Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data are collected and coded, their structure, and how to clean and analyse HES data. A key focus will be on developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of HES data, how inconsistencies arise, and approaches to deal with these. Participants will also learn how to ensure individuals’ anonymity and confidentiality when analysing and publishing using HES. The course consists of a mixture of lectures…

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November 2017

Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data – Liverpool

20th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day course on 21 November 2017. This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data with the free open source GIS program QGIS. We will also show you how to create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. We will also cover some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates).…

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Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – Liverpool

21st November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day courses on 20th November 2017. The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using RStudio to…

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December 2017

Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – Oxford

1st December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using RStudio to work with the R environment. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be…

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference

11th December 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12th December 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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Oxford Retail Futures Conference: The changing role of place in a digital world 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: The continued importance of physical locations for retailing has come into question, as the ways in which shoppers choose to shop are changing in fundamental ways. Three important drivers of this change are…

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