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Social media analysis for social geography

Professor Paul Watson | Social Geography | 14 February 2014

Many believe that social media data has the potential to give real insights into communities. However, there is a real challenge in unlocking this knowledge due to the enormous size and speed with which the data is generated, and a lack of understand ...

Urban big data

Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Urban Geography | 30 January 2014

The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...

Administrative data service

Ms Melanie Wright | 01 October 2013

Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The ability to use these records - collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies - and to link them can greatly enhance the ability to do the research modern ...

Designing healthy homes

Dr Ian James Ewart | Social Anthropology | 01 October 2013

A key ambition to relieve current pressures on the health service is the development of home-based healthcare in a practical and socially acceptable way. However, this has placed undue emphasis on the home as a place of sickness and care, ignoring th ...

Trust: tracing risk and uncertainty in security technology

Dr Michael Bourne | 01 March 2013

This research maps and analyses how new security technologies are developed in practice through inter-disciplinary collaborative research between social scientists and engineers. It will contribute to cross-disciplinary and applied knowledge about th ...

Uk data service

Dr Matthew Woollard | 01 October 2012

The uk data service will provide a "one-stop-shop" for suppliers and users of social science data. Users will come to the ukds website to search for and browse data collections created by a wide range of data suppliers, including government data, dat ...

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