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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 …

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Data Impact Blog: Understanding the influence of the internet on voting behaviour: first step to achieving social impact

Claudia Zucca, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher working on the VOTEADVICE project, discusses the challenges of developing impact of her research on the influence of the internet on voting behaviour.

Thu 25 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Does employment status affect psychological well-being?

Marii Paskov, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Officer at the University of Oxford, shares the outcomes of her study on the role of social class and employment status for inequality in psychological well-being in the UK.

Thu 18 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: AirFest: Pollution, Trees and Well-being

Sarah Knight, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and PhD student in the Environment Department of the University of York, talks about how she engaged with the public to discuss air pollution issues and to develop understanding of people’s experiences of air pollution.

Thu 11 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Creating impact from research on ethnic inequalities in older people’s mental and physical health

Dharmi Kapadia, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, shares the outcomes of her new role as Q-Step Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Manchester focusing on research and teaching.

Mon 8 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Announcing our judging panel for the UK Data Service 2017 Dissertation Prize

Following the success of last year’s competition, the UK Data Service launched the 2017 Dissertation Prize. The Prize provides a great opportunity to recognise and reward students who use our data. Prizes of £500 (1st place), £250 (2nd place) and £150 (3rd place) will be awarded to undergraduates who use secondary quantitative and/or qualitative data […

Fri 5 May 2017

Data Impact Blog: Prerequisites for the development of research impact

Bram Vanhoutte, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Fellow in Sociology at The University of Manchester, shares his perspectives on how to develop research impact.

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Data Impact Blog: What is research impact and why is it so important?

Rachel Oldroyd, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Quantitative Human Geographer at the University of Leeds, shares her perspective on research impact.

Wed 5 Apr 2017

Data Impact Blog: Reflections on research data management workshops in Gujarat, India

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, updates us on her recent trip to Gandhinagar, India where she ran workshops on research data management and came up with a very cool dream about how chatbots can help prepare research data management plans for bidding to research councils in the future....

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Data Impact Blog: Ethics and the alleged misuse of social media data

Libby Bishop, Producer Relations Manager and expert on the ethics of re-using data and informed consent at the UK Data Service, discusses the ethical considerations and the importance of setting standards when using social media data.