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Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library: WORKSHOPS ~ Methods for Data Analysis & Collection ~ Web Scraping, Mixed Methods, Qualitative Methods, Social Networks Analysis, Finding Marketing Data

WORKSHOPS ~ METHODS for DATA ANALYSIS & COLLECTION

Web Scraping Workshop Series

Web Scraping Workshop Series


The Web Scraping workshop series will introduce to the fundamental concepts behind using programmatic tools to systematically collect data from public websites. The internet contains immense amount of data, both structured and unstructured, that is not readily available to researchers through traditional commercial and academic databases.

Blogs, market data, movie reviews, social media, press releases, and newspaper headlines are just a few examples of the type of rich content available on the web that may be best collected using web-scraping tools and methods.

This series consists of two workshops. These workshops are taught exclusively using Python and R code (i.e. no point-and-click tools). However, everyone who is interested in web-scraping, regardless of coding experience, are still welcome to join the workshop, participate in chat, and engage with the content as best they can. All are welcome.

Skill Requirements: Python & Data 1 and 2 OR R 1 and 2

Software Requirements:

  • For users wishing to follow along with the “hands-on” portion of the workshop, you will need to download and install Anaconda using Python 3.7.
  • For all other users, everyone is welcome to watch the workshop presentation and participate in the chat without installing any software.

Web Scraping 1: Getting Started with Web Scraping

Workshop Topics:

  • Introduction to concepts, context, and issues related to Web Scraping
  • Using Requests module to collect webpages
  • Using BeautifulSoup module to parse, filter, and extract web content

Web Scraping 2: Web Scraping Continued

Workshop Topics:

  • Using for-loops, conditional statements, and functions
  • Systematically collecting data from multiple webpages
  • Organizing and saving data gathered from the web

Social Networks (with Stata) Workshop Series

Social Networks Workshop (with Stata) Series


  • LIVE workshops are no longer offered for this series.
  • For RECORDED workshops: Click here.

Networks 1: General Overview of Social Networks and Social Network Analysis

This workshop is the first of a three-part series on social network analysis. You will learn how to use social network analysis to examine the connections between individuals or groups both visually and through specific measurements.

Workshop Topics:

  • Social networks (defined)
  • Ego networks
  • Sociocentric networks
  • Network components

Prerequisites: None.


Networks 2: Analyzing Sociocentric Networks with Stata

This workshop is the second of a three-part series on social network analysis. You will learn how to use Stata to conduct social network analysis to examine sociocentric network data.

Workshop Topics: xam

  • Calculations for sociocentric networks
  • Generating network matrixes in Stata

Prerequisites: Networks 1 or basic knowledge of social networks.


Networks 3: Social Network Instrument Development and Data Collection

This workshop is the third of a three-part series on social network analysis. You will learn the development and implementation of social network data collection tools. This workshop is especially important for scholars who are interested in analyzing secondary social network data as well as collecting social network data.

Workshop Topics:

  • Instrument development
  • Sampling techniques
  • Data collection process
  • Data management and organization

Prerequisites: Networks 1 and 2 or foundational knowledge of social networks and social network analysis.

Mixed Methods Workshop

Mixed Methods Workshop


  • LIVE workshops are no longer offered for this series.
  • For RECORDED workshops: Click here.

Mixed Methods: General Overview of Mixed Methods Research Design

This workshop is a general overview of mixed methods used in research. Mixed Methods Research Designs use a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Workshop Topics:

  • Overview of Mixed Methods
  • Explanatory vs. Exploratory Design
  • Sequential and Concurrent Design
  • Triangulation Design

Prerequisites: None.

Logics & Logistics of Qualitative Research with NVivo Session

Logics & Logistics of Qualitative Research with NVivo Session


  • LIVE workshops typically occurs annually in October -- watch the workshops calendar for the next offering.
  • RECORDED workshop is not available.

The Logics & Logistics of Qualitative Research

A Framework for Exploring Concepts, Dimensions, and Relationships in Qualitative Data using NVivo Research Software

Dr. LaRossa and Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh present this joint session. Dr. LaRossa discusses the steps involved in building theoretically-rich qualitative analyses (the logics) and Dr. Swygart-Hobaugh outlines the specific features of NVivo qualitative research software that complement and facilitate these analyses (the logistics). NOTE: This session does NOT involve hands-on NVivo training -- see the workshop listings on this page for hands-on NVivo training opportunities.

Marketing Data Workshop

Marketing Data: Consumers, Products, and Brands


 


This workshop introduces three key marketing resources for finding consumer, product, and brand data: University Internet Reporter (formerly MediaMark/MRI+), SimplyAnalytics, and Passport.

Workshop Topics:

  • Consumer demographics
  • Product usage data
  • Brand and company market share data

Prerequisites: None.