Nordmedia pre-conference workshop: Digital methods

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Jacob Ørmen - Speaker

Scraping websites with Import.io: a study of changes in news sites across time (facilitated by PhD Fellows Jacob Ørmen and Casper Petersen from the CCC, University of Copenhagen) To study how dynamic websites (such as news sites) changes across time it is necessary to set up ‘lobster traps’ (Karpf 2012) that scrape data continuously and in real-time. A case study of the most read stories on news sites will be presented to illustrate how changes can be studied. The specific tool applied in the workshop is Import.io; a freemium product that can scrape and crawl the web. The specific advantages of this tool are: it requires no coding by researchers; data can easily be extracted and exported; and data extraction can be conducted automatically through an in-built API. The session will be a mixture of case presentation and hands-on experience with import.io.
12 Aug 2015

Workshop

WorkshopNordmedia pre-conference workshop: Digital methods
LocationUniversity of Copenhagen
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period12/08/201512/08/2015

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