Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for April 2018

CDRC-GISRUK Data Challenge: winner announced

20 April 2018 - 4:54pm

We invited researchers intending to register as GISRUK 2018 conference delegates 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” that argues that the rate of change in number of migrants in an […]

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Building simple smartphone apps workshop: Opinion from LIDA intern David Marshall

20 April 2018 - 10:47am

I recently attended a 1-day course to learn how to build simple smartphone apps without coding, hosted by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). The training was delivered by Dr Chris Birchall of the Leeds University School of Media and Communication. I went into the course with […]

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Improving and using data on income at the small area level

11 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Big data is the new frontier for social science – find out how we’re working with National Centre for Social Research to create a more comprehensive pattern of income across England on a local level.

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference – call for papers

11 April 2018 - 11:18am

Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing Background 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 data generated by internet users, mobile devices, sensors (Internet […]

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Opinion: Big Data in Public Health LIDA Seminar

06 April 2018 - 9:25am

The LIDA seminar, “Big Data in Public Health – future horizons, applications and ethical issues” (13th March), was one of the most well-attended and rigorously engaging we have been to at Leeds so far this year, and if the audience Q&A afterwards was any indication, it seems many others would agree. Dr Michelle Morris (University […]

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Changing Broadband Speeds in the UK

26 March 2018 - 1:01pm

The CDRC’s Broadband Speed map has proved to be one of our most popular interactive maps to date. In his blog post below, our Research Associate Oliver O’Brien details the nuances behind the map and also highlights key changes between 2016 and 2017. Broadband Speed – by Oliver O’Brien The Broadband Speed map is based on data from […]

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CDRC host the Annual Roger Tomlinson Prize Lecture

23 March 2018 - 3:59pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) hosted the Annual Roger Tomlinson Prize Lecture at Senate House, University College London (UCL) on 22 March 2018. Dr Mike Gould, Esri’s Global Education Manager, delivered an engaging talk on ‘Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia’ where he threw open the debate on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) […]

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The CDRC causal inference summer school is back!

21 March 2018 - 4:24pm

Applications are now open for the much-anticipated Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) summer school Causal Inference with Observational Data: challenges and pitfalls (9th-13th July 2018). The school ran in 2017 to huge acclaim from participants, and returns this year with even more content and teaching as it is now a 5 day as opposed to 4 […]

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Tableau Workshop: opinion from Dr Phani Kumar Chintakayala

21 March 2018 - 3:21pm

After the 22nd February Tableau Workshop, hosted by the CDRC at Leeds, we invited Dr Phani Kumar Chintakayala to share his perspective on the training and Tableau version 10.3 … “It was back in 2015 that I first heard about Tableau visualization software – it was version 9.0 at this point, and I tried out […]

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SmartStreetSensor Footfall Atlas explained

19 March 2018 - 3:17pm

We recently launched our SmartStreetSensor Footfall Atlas dataset and it has proved extremely popular. Read on to find out why. The Footfall Atlas is a derived product based on the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)-Local Data Company (LDC) SmartStreetSensor Footfall Data. It contains information about every sensor installed by the LDC across the UK since July 2015 until December 2017 […]

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