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February 2017

An Introduction to GIS – Using ArcGIS (Vector)

15th February 2017
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis and mapping. The emphasis of this course is working with vector data in the context of a variety of socio-economic applications. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Programme objectives…

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Confident Spatial Analysis

15th February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pearson Building, Department of Geography
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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This training is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list please email C.N.Marshall@soton.ac.uk. The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) are co-hosting the course ‘Confident Spatial Analysis’. In this course we will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial…

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Webinar: Creating Top Metric Maps

21st February 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collaboration between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the UK Data Service (UKDS) , this webinar will be hosted by Oliver O'Brien, developer of our popular mapping interface CDRC Maps. The webinar will unveil the process of creating “Top Metric” demographic maps, such as the Top Industry map seen on the CDRC Maps platform. After discussing the key cartographic, geographic and technical considerations behind the maps, Oliver will walk through the process of creating such a map, from obtaining the data…

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March 2017

Retail Location & Customer Analysis 2017

15th March 2017 @ 8:45 am - 17th March 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Said Business School – Egrove Park, Oxford, Oxford OX1 5NY + Google Map

There is a critical need amongst retail and consumer service firms to understand the ways in which the location, role and performance of their physical asset base is changing. The changing retail landscape is characterised by uncertainties affecting consumers, technologies and competition. The store is not dead. However, stores need investment, focus and creativity in order to make them attractive places to shop. The 2017 Retail Location & Customer Analysis 2017 workshop considers these issues head on. This year’s keynote…

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April 2017

Introduction to R with data pre-processing and visualisation

3rd April 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Course overview: This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits or R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and…

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KNIME Basics & Twitter Text Analysis

4th April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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KNIME Analytics Platform is the leading open-source solution for data-driven innovation, helping you discover the potential hidden in your data, mine for fresh insights, or predict new futures. KNIME allows users to visually create data flows (or pipelines), selectively execute some or all analysis steps, and inspect the results and models with interactive views. With more than thousand modules, hundreds of ready-to-run examples, and the widest choice of advanced algorithms available, KNIME Analytics Platform is the perfect toolbox for any…

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July 2017

Advanced Modelling Strategies: challenges and pitfalls in robust causal inference with observational data

17th July 2017 @ 9:00 am - 20th July 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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  **Please note that this course is now full** This four day summer school, supported by SSM, is designed to give an introduction to the common pitfalls and challenges in statistical multivariable regression modelling of observational data. This school is run by Prof Mark S Gilthorpe (Medicine, Leeds) with input from Dr Peter WG Tennant (Healthcare, Leeds) and Dr George TH Ellison (Medicine, Leeds) and is based on materials prepared in conjunction with Dr Johannes Textor (Radboud University Medical Center,…

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Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data – London

19th July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University College London, Room 110A, Pearson Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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We are pleased to offer you this short course jointly organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) and Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with other two one-day courses on 20 July and 21 July 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.…

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

20th July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University College London, Room 110A, Pearson Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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We are pleased to offer you this short course jointly organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with other two one-day courses on 19 July and 21 July 2017. The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and…

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Confident Spatial Analysis – London

21st July 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University College London, Room 110A, Pearson Building, Gower Street
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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We are pleased to offer you this short course jointly organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). In this course we will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will also use RStudio and GeoDa to explore…

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