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Webscraping for beginners

When Nov 21, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where B4, Criminology
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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.

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