WEB SCRAPING USING XPATH AND CHROME EXTENSION

Friday, Feb 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Register: https://uc-love-data-week.github.io/#webscraping

Speakers: Greg Janée (UC Santa Barbara) - Renata Curty (UC Santa Barbara)

Have you ever wanted to harvest data off a website that was not already in an analysis-friendly format? If so, this web scraping workshop is for you! Web scraping can be done entirely manually but it is usually faster, more efficient and less error-prone if automated. UCSB Research Data Services will navigate you through some basic web scraping techniques including how to use XPath and the Chrome web browser with the Scraper extension to extract data from the web with little technical knowlege. We will also discuss the ethical issues of web scraping.

This event is part of UC Love Data Week