Tutorials

Tutorials

Tutorials still to be updated

The structure of the tutorials will be updated for the Fall 2021 edition of the course.

Software installation
Learn how to install Python and Anaconda to get started with web scraping and APIs
Python Bootcamp
Learn the basics of using Python
Workflow for collecting online data
Plan and prototype your data collection, and reassure yourself the data fits your research purpose.
Web data for dummies
A gentle introduction to collecting online data via web scraping and APIs. An absolute must for anybody interested in starting to scrape.
Web scraping 101
Learn how to make HTTP requests to a site, loop through multiple pages, and parse content to a CSV file
APIs 101
Learn how to make a connection to an API, retrieve data, and parse it to CSV files
Web scraping Advanced
Learn how to simulate browser usage by remote-controlling Chrome using chromedriver.
APIs Advanced
Learn how to obtain data from APIs that require authentication