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Web Scraping for Text Analysis in R

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:00am to Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
W37E Machmer Hall

Social science researchers are often interested in retrieving data from the internet. Often, this can be accomplished using so-called "web-scraping" techniques. This course introduces the statistical programming language R, then demonstrates techniques for web scraping using R. Finally, tools for analyzing text data in R will be presented.

Workshop runs May 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Register here.

Instructor: Greg Matthews

Payment Details

  • Five College Student: $100
  • Five College Faculty: $200
  • Non-Five College Student: $225
  • Non-Five College Faculty: $325

Payment is due two weeks before workshop start date. Failure to pay by then may result in the loss of your seat to a registrant on the waitlist.

ISSR accepts payments by departmental recharge form or personal check. If you are paying from departmental funds, ask your bookkeeper to contact Karen Mason for the recharge form and instructions for completing. If paying by personal check, please make it out to "University of Massachusetts" and note in the lower left corner the name of the workshop you are registering for. A receipt can be sent to you on request. ISSR cannot accept credit or debit cards.

Send payment to:
Karen Mason
W34A Machmer Hall
University of Massachusetts
240 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9278