BeNA Skills Camp: Hands-On Introduction to Data Scraping

Guest Instructor: 
Carsten Schwemmer
Time I: 
Thursday, 09:00am to 05:00pm
Venue I: 
HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 21b

With increasing availability of digital data, the buzz word ‘big data’ is commonly used to describe information about online environments like web pages and social networks. While such data is relevant for a variety of research areas, getting and processing it - data scraping - is a common hurdle for social scientists. This course offers a hands-on and systematic introduction to data scraping using the open-source programming language Python. Participants will learn automated methods for retrieving data from Application Programming Interfaces (API) such as Twitter, as well as from web pages and PDF files. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to independently conduct data scraping projects for social science research.

This workshop is organized by Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA).


Spring 2018