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Consumer data for big data research: An introduction to data, services and research from the Consumer Data Research Centre
Consumer data is a key source of new and novel data or “Big data”. Data previously available only within businesses are increasingly becoming available for researchers to use. These consumer data can be used to examine a wide variety of research questions. But how can you as a researcher get access to these kinds of data and what kinds of analyses could you do with them?
Funded by the ESRC as part of Phase 2 of the Big Data Network, the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) provides researchers with access to a range of consumer data through its three-tiered service; from open and safeguarded datasets that can be downloaded, to controlled data accessed via a secure environment. At this event, managers and researchers from the CDRC will give an overview of the Centre’s data holdings and service, training and knowledge exchange opportunities and some examples of research using consumer data.
Organised by the CMIST Data, Services and Training research group, this event is free to attend and includes a free buffet lunch. Please sign up via EventBrite so we have an idea of numbers for lunch. Please contact Gillian Meadows if you have any questions or if you have special dietary requirements.