Ruth V. Small, Mark R. Costa and Susan L. Rothwell
Eusebio Odiari, Mark Birkin, Susan Grant-Muller and Nick Malleson
Consumer data are potentially rich in context, exposing more predictors of behaviour but inadvertent missing values skew these datasets and compromise the validity of the thesis. The distinct process which causes the missing values is paramount in plugging these gaps, and a principled remedy put forward by the statistics community is to integrate additional data variables that explain the difference between the missing and observed values. Our current research applies the above hypothesis to big consumer data revealed from the UK railways, to create a requisite integrated big dataset suitable for subsequent mobility analysis of local finer scale phenomena. Ultimately the aim is to investigate case studies like rail-heading (whereby passengers travel further to access a rail service when there are commensurate closer services). Such studies aid initiatives identifying the socio-economic, demographic, urban morphology and network endogenous variables which govern passenger choice behaviour.
Susan Brandis, Anneke Fitzgerald, Mark Avery, Ruth McPhail, Ron Fisher and Jessica Booth
Alison Pearce, Brian Harney, Mark Bailey, Katarzyna Dziewanowska, Janine Bosak, Peter Pease, Brenda Stalker, Dimitra Skoumpopoulou, Paul Doyle, Samuel Clegg, Alireza Shokri, Suzanne Crane, Susan O'Donnell, Rose Quan, Ilsang Ko, Katarina K. Mihelič, Robert Kaše, Matej Černe, Huan Sun, Julie Brückner, Szu-Hsin Wu, Jose Aldo Valencia Hernandez and John McMackin
Contemporary careers are changing and face many challenges. This creates a need for innovative cross-cultural and multidisciplinary research. In this chapter, twenty-three participants in a European/South Korean research mega-project provide an overview of their diverse experiences of trans-national, trans-sectoral, and trans-generational work. First, the project’s architects explore the context and rationale in five countries, selection of partners, securing funding and the underpinning principles of ‘strategic entrepreneurship’ and ‘multi-sociation’. Key workstream leaders then outline the project content, including diplomacy in research design, reflecting gender, ensuring impact, capturing learning, communicating to various audiences. Major aspects of Implementation are described: quality management, managing academics and risk, transnational and trans-sectorial working (between academia and industry), novel methodologies and finally the career implications for PhD students involved. These are honest and pragmatic reflections on the way to best practice.