Calum Webb

Sociologist.

Recent posts

Jun 6, 2020
Citations Grabber Adventures into automating my CV and creating a tool for collating citations from Google Scholar and education and employment details from ORCID.
Apr 26, 2020
Policy and Practice or Structural Inequality? Challenging the popular interpretation of the NAO's 2019 report on pressures on children's social care. A common myth that seems to stem from interpretations of the NAO's analysis of children's social care is that most differences between local authorities are down to local policy and practice, and that structural disadvantage explains comparatively little. Our research challenges this interpretation.
Apr 25, 2020
The biggest problem with the funding formula for Children's Social Services isn't that it's too inequitable, it's that it's too relative. It is a mathematical fact that the larger the gap between the resources needed and the resources provided is, the more inequitable a relative funding formula becomes, regardless of how accurate its proportioning is.
Apr 20, 2020
Poster: Visualising the Villagers, datavis meets Animal Crossing Which animal crossing villagers look most alike? Which villagers are the most popular? What personality types are most common for each species and how do they like their coffee?
Jan 22, 2020
Tidy Tuesday 21/01/2020: Spotifyr. Hierarchical clusters of popular songs by audio features Using audio features to create "perfect pairings" of popular songs? Pretty dendrograms using ggdendro.