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Fri 1 Jun 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (2nd June 2018)

A round-up from the news and across the web of the impact of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Always the renter, never the house owner? The Guardian reported on analysis by the Labour party of the English Housing Survey shows a huge increase in the number of people renting homes from private landlords who […

Wed 30 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Creating Shareable Research Data Training in Kyrgyzstan

In March 2018, during the local Spring break, Veerle Van Den Eynden and Louise Corti from the UK Data Service visited Kyrgyzstan to provide training on research data sharing. The main focus of their visit was to support creating a large collection of sensitive interviews, case studies and focus group discussions from the national Gender […

Tue 29 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: A misspent youth? How new technology is shedding light on what teenagers do all day

To coincide with the new MCS time use diary and accelerometer data release, Centre for Longitudinal Studies Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.

Fri 25 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (25th May 2018)

A round-up from the news and across the web of the impact of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Road rage Researcher Dr Rachel Aldred published two papers this week, both based on data from the National Travel Survey One paper focused on how injuries while on the road are often under-reported by the […

Wed 23 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Award for one of our impact fellows

Congratulations to Esmeralda Bon, one of our #DataimpactFellows, who tells us about being awarded the Michael Cowan Award at our School of Politics and International Relations, at the University of Nottingham.

Mon 21 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Joining the Data Science Bootcamp

One of our Data Impact Fellows, Aishah Selamat, was recently accepted onto the Science to Data Science bootcamp by S2DS. Here she discusses what the programme involves and what drew her to apply.

Fri 18 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News – 18th May 2018

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Can you imagine your future? In 1958, a huge, unique project began, following the lives of over 17,000 children born in one week. These people’s life stories have been revisited at age 7, […

Mon 14 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: Your research has been broadcast to millions – but how do you determine its impact?

The potential of broadcast programming to reach millions of people holds obvious appeal to researchers looking to maximise the dissemination of their work. But when it comes to impact, having vast reach is just one part of the equation – how can the significance of broadcast research be determined?

Thu 10 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (11th May 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… On your bike? ET Autotimes reported on research done at the University of Cambridge using Google Street View to assess patterns in different modes of travel and compare them with information provided by […

Wed 9 May 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News – £10,000 for each millennial?

A report published this week by the Intergenerational Commission explores jobs and pay, housing, pensions and the role of the state in fairness across generations, using a wide range of data, much of which is available through the UK Data Service.