Methods Talk: Rob Carrington presents "Fantastic Datasets and Where to Find Them: Using Web Data for Social Science"

Rob Carrington from Q2ebanking presents "Fantastic Datasets and Where to Find Them: Using Web Data for Social Science" as a PRC Methods Talk.

Tue, May 1, 2018 | CLA 1.302E

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Rob Carrington from Q2ebanking presents "Fantastic Datasets and Where to Find Them: Using Web Data for Social Science" as a PRC Methods Talk.

Talk Description: Are you curious about how to scrape administrative data from the web for your research projects? Have you ever thought about analyzing social media posts, but don’t know where to start? Come to a talk with Robert Carrington, MS, a software developer with years of experience scraping and taming messy web-based data for analyses. The talk will focus on pulling data from web pages and APIs, as well as transforming those raw results into flat files of rows and columns for easy data analysis.

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