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Led by: Dr Gabe Racchia

Digital research projects commonly require the researcher to collect of a large number of documents from the Internet. Frequently, although the researcher can find the documents online, they are in a format that is impossible to use, and/or there are so many documents that obtaining a large number would be incredibly tedious to do by hand. Webscraping -- the practice of using computational tools to extract data from websites -- offers a solution to this challenge. We will cover a variety of webscraping techniques, as well as tips and tricks to make manual collection of digital data more efficient when it is necessary.

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
B4, Criminology