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Webscraping YouTube

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 | 11:00 am

Webscraping YouTube

Location: Charles Library Room 401

This workshop will introduce students to critical approaches to social media and digital methods for scraping and analyzing data from the popular video-viewing platform YouTube. Students will learn how to scrape textual and visual data, including YouTube comments threads and networks, as well as the videos themselves, and transcripts of spoken audio. We will explore both user-friendly software and Python scripts for gleaning and visualizing data. In the process, participants will be exposed to related analytical methods including computational textual analysis, network analysis, and video analysis. Come with a project in mind or follow along with our sample project.

There will be four workshops in this series. You are not required to come to every one, but consistent attendance is encouraged.

Related LibGuide: Webscraping by Alex Wermer-Colan

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland, Director of Library Administration, at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 for more information, to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns. 

Charles Library

Room 401
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122