Data Impact Blog
Ethics and the alleged misuse of social media data
Margherita Ceraolo • March 28, 2017 • No Comments

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.

Reflections on ‘Encounters with Big Data’, our course in Cape Town
Margherita Ceraolo • February 23, 2017 • No Comments

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Producer Relations at the UK Data Service, and Chris Park, Data Scientist, report back from the course, Encounters with Big Data: An Introduction to using Big Data in the Social Sciences, held in Cape Town, South Africa from 30 January to 3 February 2017.

Creating a unified 2011 Census dataset for the four nations of the UK
Rob Dymond-Green • February 16, 2017 • No Comments

Rob Dymond-Green, Technical Co-ordinator for the UK Data Service Census Support Service, describes the creation of the 2011 UK Census dataset available through InFuse.

The earnings effects of sexual orientation: How being in a partnership matters
Margherita Ceraolo • February 14, 2017 • No Comments

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Research Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Researcher at The London School of Economics (LSE), discusses how sexual orientation affects earnings in the UK.

1961 Census Digitisation: Statistical archaeology, getting the data off the artefact and creating a new linked data collection
Victoria Moody • February 06, 2017 • No Comments

We are delighted to report our progress on our pioneering ‘statistical archaeology’ project to retrieve ‘lost’ information from the 1961 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) from a large set of digital images, and make it available for digital analysis, using current software tools, for the first time.

Introducing the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows 2016-2018
Margherita Ceraolo • January 31, 2017 • No Comments

Meet the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2016-2018.

UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows: Marii Paskov
Margherita Ceraolo • January 31, 2017 • No Comments

Marii Paskov, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Research Officer at the University of Oxford, discusses her project comparing intergenerational social mobility across over 30 countries from 2002 to 2010.