Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using the popular Python libraries BeautifulSoup and Requests. Participants will practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to web scraping but have some familiarity with Python or have attended the Intro to Python workshop.
This workshop is the second in a three-part series offered in collaboration between the Workshop in Methods and the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology.
NaLette Brodnax is a data scientist and fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Joint Public Policy program administered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. Her research interests include data science and policy analysis. As a graduate assistant for the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, she is working on a number of projects intended to expose women to technology and to support women using technology in their studies and careers.