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A Modified DBSCAN Clustering Method to Estimate Retail Center Extent

This research introduces a new method for the identification of local retail agglomerations within Great Britain, implementing a modification of the established density based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN) method that improves …

Experience of disadvantage: The influence of identity on engagement in working class students’ educational trajectories to an elite university

Pervasive socio‐economic differences in relation to participation in higher education in the United Kingdom are particularly prominent in the most prestigious institutions. This study provides insight into why some individuals from disadvantaged …

A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology

Identifying socio-spatial patterns through geodemographic classification has provenutility over a range of disciplines. While most of these spatial classification systems include a plethora of socioeconomic attributes, there is arguably little to no …

Creating the 2011 area classification for output areas (2011 OAC)

This paper presents the methodology that has been used to create the 2011 Area Classification for Output Areas (2011 OAC). This extends a lineage of widely used public domain census-only geodemographic classifications in the UK. It provides an update …

The stability of geodemographic cluster assignments over an intercensal period

A geodemographic classification provides a set of categorical summaries of the built and socio-economic characteristics of small geographic areas. Many classifications, including that developed in this paper, are created entirely from data extracted …

Role of students’ context in predicting academic performance at a medical school: a retrospective cohort study

Objectives - This study examines associations between medical students’ background characteristics (postcode-based measures of disadvantage, high school attended, sociodemographic characteristics), and academic achievement at a Russell Group …

Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science

When conducting research within a framework of Geographic Information Science (GISc), the scientific validity of this work can be argued as highly dependent upon the extent to which the methods employed are reproducible, and that, in the strictest …

Measuring the spatial vulnerability of retail centres to online consumption through a framework of e-resilience

This paper presents e-resilience as a framework for assessing the extent to which retail centres have spatially differentiated vulnerability to the impacts of online consumption. This extends the conceptual model of resilience as applied to retail, …

Estimating attractiveness, hierarchy and catchment area extents for a national set of retail centre agglomerations

There is a legacy of research aiming to conceptualise and empirically estimate retail store catchment areas, however, a dearth that frames such considerations within the context of retail agglomerations and their position within regional or national …

Studying Neighborhoods Using Uncertain Data from the American Community Survey: A Contextual Approach

In 2010 the American Community Survey (ACS) replaced the long form of the decennial census as the sole national source of demographic and economic data for small geographic areas such as census tracts. These small area estimates suffer from large …