Web Scraping with RVest

Webscrapping Mashup

This workshop will introduce the attendees to how to conduct web scraping with the Rvest package in R. The workshop starts by covering the concepts and various social science applications of web scraping, followed by a practical overview on how to use the Rvest package to harvest data from the web. 

This is an intermediate level course. Intermediate sessions explore specific aspects of the method (libraries, tools etc.) and offer a more in-depth understanding of the course topics, without introducing the basics. Some previous knowledge of R and RStudio is required to be able to follow the content. 

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details and a link to join the session in advance of the start time. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event. 

 

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