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.
Author: Margherita Ceraolo
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.
Meet the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2016-2018.
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.
Dharmi Kapadia, Research Associate at the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at The University of Manchester, talks about how she plans for her research findings to be heard and have impact outside of academia.
Rachel Oldroyd is a quantitative human geographer based at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Leeds, and here discusses how novel types of data are used to detect illness caused by contaminated food or drink.
William Shankley, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Sociology PhD student at the Cathie Marsh Institute of Social Research at The University of Manchester, explains why he chose to research migration patterns of Polish people in England and Wales and the factors that shape migration decision-making.