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Digital Skills Workshops for PhD Students (UNIGE and Geneva Graduate Institute)

Introduction to Web Scraping Using R - Friday 22 October - DS15: 09:00-12:30 - DS16: 14:00-17:30, online

DS15 & DS16 - Introduction to Web Scraping Using R

(Emma Vestesson, 2x 4h)


Web scraping can help you extract data and content from a website.

In this workshop, you will learn some basic web scraping including when web scraping is appropriate and how to access both information that can be seen on a website as well as information stored in the Html code.

The morning session will cover an introduction to R (DS15) for those that have not used R before (but ideally have some programming knowledge) or those that need a refresher.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to web scraping (DS16).

Emma is a senior data analyst at the Health Foundation (London) where she works on quantitative evaluations of healthcare interventions. Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Emma worked as a senior data analyst for the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) at the Royal College of Physicians. Previous to this she worked as an economic researcher consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization. Emma is a part-time PhD student at UCL Institute of Child Health. She is interested in using electronic health care records to measure and improve antimicrobial drug use in children. She is an organiser for R-ladies London.

This workshop will take place on Friday 22 October 2021 online and will be divided into two sessions with independent registration:

  • DS15: 09:00-12:30 (Introduction to R)
  • DS16: 14:00-17:30 (Web Scraping)

For any questions regarding registration to the workshop, please contact: