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A bitesize intro to... Web Scraping

A bitesize intro to... Web Scraping

The internet represents a vast and ever expanding source of social science data. Some of these data are well curated and easily downloadable, but much of these data are “hidden in plain sight”. An increasingly important tool in the social scientist’s toolkit is the ability to automatically collect data from the internet – a process commonly referred to as web scraping. Here’s a bitesize look at web scraping.