Webscraping with R: An Introduction

Recently, I was invited by Prof. Dr. Henning Lohmann to talk about “Webscraping with R” at the Department of Socioeconomics (University of Hamburg, UHH). Among other things, I discussed the perils and promises of digital research, the infrastructure of the web, and how to implement a webscraping project using R.

The (German) slides are available below. After the presentation, the participants and I dug into several examples, which I also made available on my GitHub.

Thanks for the invitation and the warm welcome in Hamburg!