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Fri 13 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (13th April 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Inequalities in Scotland This week the Scottish Government published a report using data held in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Household Survey. Commonspace website combed through […

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: How can Open Data benefit business?

Aishah Selamat, one of our Data Impact Fellows, explores the myths and benefits of using Open Data for businesses.

Mon 9 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Crossing the line: Finishing my PhD (part 2)

William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow recently completed his Sociology PhD at The University of Manchester. Across three blogs, he reviews how his PhD (which, in part, used 2011 Census data) went. In his third blog post, he examines what the future of this area of research could be.

Fri 6 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News (6th April 2018)

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection… Bringing the cinema back to life Wales Online reports on the heart-warming story of the people of the Welsh town of Resolven pulling together to bring a disused cinema back into use as a […

Thu 5 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Measuring impact as an early career researcher – Esmeralda Bon (Part 2)

Esmeralda Bon, @EsmeraldaVBon is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows. In the second of three blog posts examining measuring impact, she shares her thoughts on non-academic impact.

Tue 3 Apr 2018

Data Impact Blog: Harvesting the Impact of the VoteAdvice Network – Claudia Zucca

Claudia Zucca,UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher working on the VOTEADVICE project, explores how impact was created in the project through partnership between industry, academia and practitioners.

Thu 29 Mar 2018

Data Impact Blog: Crossing the line: Finishing my PhD – Will Shankley (part 1)

William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow, recently completed his Sociology PhD at The University of Manchester. Across three blogs, he reviews how his PhD (which, in part, used 2011 Census data) went. In this first part, he looks at the challenge he faced.

Wed 28 Mar 2018

Data Impact Blog: In the News

A round-up of some recent appearances in the news and across the web of data held in the UK Data Service collection... Could you be at greater risk of dementia if you walk more slowly? A year till Brexit - what's the political situation in Scotland? Who's happier about the arrival of a little one? Mum or dad? and other questions.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

Data Impact Blog: Measuring impact as an early career researcher – Esmeralda Bon (Part 1)

Esmeralda Bon, @EsmeraldaVBon is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows. In the first of three blog posts looking at measuring impact, she explores what measuring impact means.

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Data Impact Blog: Taking Brexit to the Data: Which Sectors are Most Exposed to ‘No Deal’?

Oliver Exton is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Oliver is an ESRC funded PhD student in Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge whose research focuses on firms and workers in international trade. In this blog, he explores the potential impacts of a 'no deal' Brexit on exports by UK firms.