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.
Instructor: Greg Matthews