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Wed 16 Aug 2017

Data Impact Blog: Data journeys in a research career #4: Sara Knight – through data science to impact and beyond

Sarah Knight, @sarah_gis, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and PhD student in the Environment Department of the University of York, shares her journey through data science to impact and on to the Understanding Society Young Researcher prize this year.

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Data Impact Blog: Data journeys in a research career #3: Bram Vanhoutte – Working with quantitative data

Bram Vanhoutte @bvhoutte, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Fellow in Sociology at The University of Manchester, shares his journey about how data can be a powerful tool in illustrating and addressing social inequalities. My first independent engagement with quantitative data was my master dissertation in Sociology, and consisted of a comparative investigation […

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Data Impact Blog: Announcing our judging panel for the 2017-2018 UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows Programme

The UK Data Service aims to establish additional ways to support the long-range use of its data and resources by new generations of scholars, extending this usage through the research partnerships they develop and by the students they teach – from the earliest stages of, and throughout their career by establishing a prestigious Impact Fellows […

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Data Impact Blog: Data journeys in a research career #2: Claudia Zucca – Data analysis and the future of social sciences

Claudia Zucca, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher working on the VOTEADVICE project, shares her journey about how, with data, it is possible to measure in an efficient and precise way the impact of a policy

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Data Impact Blog: Data journeys in a research career #1: Will Shankley – finding the data gap for Polish post accession EU migrants in the 2011 census

William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Sociology PhD Student at The University of Manchester, shares his journey on navigating the 2011 census and finding the data gap for Polish post accession EU migrants.

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Data Impact Blog: A problem shared: a way to share ideas for teaching with data

Jen Buckley, User Support and Training Officer at the UK Data Service, talks about the development of the new teaching ideas using data available from the UK Data Service

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Data Impact Blog: Transcribing for the future: CLARIN transcription chain tools for turning recorded speech into textual representation

Maureen Haaker of the UK Data Service, and student at University of Essex, shares her experience on the May CLARIN workshop for transcription tools for turning recorded human speech into a textual representation that is as close as possible to what has been uttered.

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Data Impact Blog: The impact of Brexit on Polish migrants

Will Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Sociology PhD Student at The University of Manchester, shares the outcomes of his project investigating the impact of Brexit on Polish migrants.

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Data Impact Blog: FAIR data assessment tool

Emily Thomas, Trainee Data Reviewer at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), outlines DANS’s development of a data assessment tool based on the FAIR principles. The FAIR principles Following the workshop ‘Designing a data FAIRport’ which took place in the Netherlands in 2014, a diverse group of stakeholders formulated a minimal set of community-agreed […

Wed 14 Jun 2017

ELSST Blog: Notes from symposium on language technology and translation

Lorna Balkan Translation tools and technologies have gained increasing importance in the translation sector over the years, but until now have been little applied to the specific field of survey translation. To rectify this, the SERISS project held a symposium …