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Practical approaches for web scraping for research – using Airbnb as an example data provider

It is no exaggeration to say that the web is a fertile source of data - offering deep insights into people’s beliefs, opinions, transactions, movements and many other aspects of their lives. For social science academics and data scientists, the UK’s legal environment appears (although not definitively) to provide opportunities to capture these...

22.06.21 | Training

Doing research on data uses, needs & capabilities with local authorities

Local authorities, already hit hard by a decade of austerity, are now facing a considerable challenge of managing economic and social recovery in a post-Covid world. In this context, data intelligence, as well as the capability to access and use near real-time data and intelligence are seen by many as an important part of managing recovery and...

15.06.21 | Training

Introduction to geospatial analysis using Python tools and Adzuna data

In this webinar the Adzuna dataset will be used to demonstrate how to perform typical GIS tasks in the Python environment. Following on from the Introduction to Adzuna job market data webinar, which takes place on 25th May, this session will cover how to read and write spatial data, perform a simple geospatial analysis, create map and cartograp...

03.06.21 | Training

Understanding urban mobility during the pandemic

Part of the Urban Studies Spring Seminar Series 2021. The pandemic has brought an unparalleled focus on mobility in urban areas. Initially the interest was in compliance with social distancing measures, then later in understanding transmission risks for the virus and guiding policies on easing restrictions. Looking ahead, the interest is shifti...

27.05.21 | Seminar