Rapid Analysis of Video Data

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Traditionally the first step in interpreting video is to code it into a form that can be analysed systematically. The coding process is currently performed manually, and it can be slow and difficult, and biased by subjectivity.  David Mawdsley (Research IT) recently presented a poster at the first “Advances in Data Science” conference explaining how we are helping Dr Caroline Jay’s group develop a way to quickly code human behaviours allowing the rapid analysis of hours of video.

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The Environmental Impact of your Shopping

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Have you ever wondered if your shopping habits could be influenced?  Do you buy the same groceries every week?  Would extra information allow you to make informed choices when you do your online shop?  Research IT helped a group of researchers who were trying to see if they could make consumers change their mind.

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Research IT Hitting the Headlines with Linguasnapp

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A mobile phone app developed by Research IT has been hitting the headlines recently.  Featured on ITV news and Granada Reports as well as in The Daily Mirror, the Manchester Evening News and local newspapers across the region, Linguasnapp is enabling researchers to identify the range of languages used in Manchester.

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Centre for Musculoskeletal Research Launch Study Catalogue

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Our Research software engineers (RSEs) are helping researchers in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research launch a tool for sharing best practice in study design and management. The Extant Study Catalogue will allow researchers at Manchester and further afield to share details of their study design, datasets and coding practices, with a view to developing a shared data dictionary that can be used to make studies more easily comparable.

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