Workshop: Web Scraping for Text Analysis in R
May 27—May 28, 2014 10:00 am-5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
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.
Instructor: Greg Matthews