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400.00 EUR (tax exempt)
Sascha Goebel (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Simon Munzert, PhD (Hertie School of Governance Berlin)
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Short Course Description
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.
Students are expected to be familiar with the statistical software R. Besides base R, knowledge about the “tidyverse” packages, in particular, dplyr, plyr, magrittr, and stringr, are of help. If you are familiar with R but have no experience in working with these packages, the best place to learn them is the primary reading “R for Data Science”.
By the end of the course, students will…
This is a 2 ECTS course, which runs for 4 weeks. The content of the course is broken down into 4 units:
Learning and Teaching Methods
In this course, you are responsible for watching video-recorded lectures and reading the required literature for each unit prior to participating in mandatory weekly one-hour online meetings where students have the chance to discuss the materials from a unit with the instructor. In addition, students are encouraged to post questions about the materials covered in the videos and readings of the week to the “Place to post your questions” forum before the meetings.
Grading will be based on:
The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement program is certified according to the regulations of the ZFU (Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht).
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