Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for August 2018

Changes to the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

31 August 2018 - 11:00am

As of 17 May 2018, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) introduced some key changes to the ESRC’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) to encourage more high quality applications using secondary data from researchers working across all disciplines of social sciences and economics. These changes to some of the eligibility criteria were: Applicants are permitted to […]

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New Data Available – Airbnb rentals and reviews across London and Leeds

15 August 2018 - 11:46am

We have recently made a dataset on Airbnb rentals and reviews across London and Leeds available via our safeguarded service.  The dataset, which is supplied by AirDNA LLC, contains 125 data points for over 200,000 Airbnb rentals across London and Leeds to provide unique insights into the performance of each property and host. The dataset […]

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CDRC student passes her PhD viva!

10 August 2018 - 1:58pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) are delighted to announce that our student, Alyson Lloyd, passed her PhD viva! Dr Lloyd’s thesis – “The Applications of Loyalty Card Data for Social Science” – looked at the applications of loyalty card data in population research and the extent to which insights can be inferred about people and […]

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Analysing Food Hygiene Rating Scores in R: a guide

07 August 2018 - 4:54pm

Rachel Oldroyd, CDRC PhD Student and one of the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows, takes a step-by-step approach to using R and RStudio to analyse Food Hygiene Rating Scores.

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Map of the Month: Consumer Vulnerability

28 June 2018 - 10:25am

CDRC’s Map of the Month for July 2018 is a map of Consumer Vulnerability, showing a geodemographic classification developed by CDRC in Leeds. Some consumers are more vulnerable to marketing practices due to their personal traits such as age, health or household makeup. This vulnerability varies by product and industry. Consumer vulnerability here is defined […]

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CDRC Director delivers a keynote in Valencia

27 June 2018 - 3:09pm

CDRC Director Professor Paul Longley represented the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) when delivering a keynote at the XVIII Congreso Nacional de Tecnologías de la Información Geográfica, Valencia, Spain, 20-22 June 2018. His talk addressed aspects of consumer data analytics and was received extremely well by the delegates. It is hoped that further collaborations […]

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Geospatial Analysis – free web resource available

18 May 2018 - 11:44am

The open access Geospatial Analysis free web resource and online ebook, (6th edition, authored by Mike de Smith, Prof Paul Longley, Prof Mike Goodchild and colleagues) has been completely re-built and updated, with new material and up-to-date interactive links. An online web-based resource, it provides a comprehensive guide to concepts, methods and tools, with […]

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We’ve published a pioneering new book

04 May 2018 - 12:12pm

We are pleased to announce the release of our book entitled ‘Consumer Data Research’. Edited by CDRC Director Paul Longley and Deputy Directors’ James Cheshire and Alex Singleton, the book offers a unique and innovative series of case studies that demonstrate the enormous potential of consumer data research in the academic, commercial and government sectors. […]

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CDRC-GISRUK Data Challenge: Papers online now

27 April 2018 - 3:49pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) collaborated with GISRUK to host a data challenge. Delegates were asked to develop a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC and associated data in order to investigate the hypothesis set out in the Economist article “The immigration paradox Explaining the Brexit vote”, which argued the rate of change in […]

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CDRC Intern wins award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)

25 April 2018 - 2:15pm

CDRC and LIDA Intern Natacha Chenevoy recently received an award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) for her work with Lancashire Constabulary on identifying online hate crime. The award recognises individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts, investigators, or prosecutors utilising intelligence products leading to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives’ Natacha’s projects, […]

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