Introduction to Collecting Social Media and Web Data for Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers
Thursday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
This workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques for collecting information from social media sites and the web in general. We will cover Twitter, Facebook, and general web pages. We’ll spend most of our time looking at Twitter but the basics of collecting information from Facebook will also be introduced. We’ll also talk generally about a few methods from collecting web pages. Working examples will be shared throughout that you can take and use (almost) immediately. No prior programming experience needed or expected. The final 30 minutes will be used for open consultation about any scraping projects you are currently engaged in, planning, or just starting to think about.
Instructor: John Simpson, Interim Chair Science Leadership Council/Digital Humanities Specialist, Compute Canada
Presented by ACENET/Compute Canada