Data Access: Web Scraping with R

The workshop will take place on July 20th, 04:00 PM CEST on Zoom

Course Details

This short course teaches students how to extract, store, and process data from the Internet using the R statistical programming language. Students will learn how to collect internet data in a variety of forms, including application programming interfaces (APIs) and scraping the open web. We will assume students have basic knowledge of R and RStudio. Participants with no prior experience with R are encouraged to complete this brief tutorial (requiring 2-3 hours) to learn the basics of R before the course.


Rochelle Terman
Prof. Rochelle Terman

Rochelle Terman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and a faculty affiliate with the Program on Computational Social Science at the University of Chicago. She specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on international norms, human rights, and the Muslim world. She is also interested in computational social science, and teaches courses on machine learning, text analysis, and programming.


Session Starts

Data Access: Web Scraping with R (Part I)

Short Break

Session Continues

Data Access: Web Scraping with R (Part II)

Session Ends

Content Licensing

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