Introduction to Web Scraping with R
SURV 736

Summer 2024

The short course provides a condensed overview of web technologies and techniques to collect data
from the web in an automated way. To this end, students will use the statistical software R. The course
introduces fundamental parts of web architecture and data transmission on the web. Furthermore,
students will learn how to scrape content from static and dynamic web pages and connect to APIs from
popular web services. Finally, practical and ethical issues of web data collection are discussed.