Webinar: Getting Data from the Internet
|Starts:||15:00 16 Apr 2020|
|Ends:||16:00 16 Apr 2020|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
We all know that the Internet is awash with data not all of which is directly available on a web page.
This free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, will illustrate techniques for automating the download of files from the Internet, using APIs to download data and demonstrating how you might store the data, and finally, if the data is on web pages, how you can systematically identify it, scrape it and store the data in a dataset.
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About the webinar series: getting data, storing data, manipulating data
All projects need data. You either generate it yourself via surveys or the like, you get some from the UK Data Service, or you find some means to beg, borrow or steal it. If you didn’t generate it yourself, the chances are it is not quite what you wanted but you can adapt it to your needs. You adapt the data by a variety of means; cleaning the data, extracting parts of the data (and ignoring the rest) and trickiest of all joining data from different sources.
This series of three webinars will cover some ways of dealing with these data issues using both familiar software tools such as Excel and others that you be aware of but haven’t had any direct experience of.
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