On March 2nd, the Methods Lab hosted its first-ever workshop titled “Web Scraping and API-based Data Collection”. The workshop explored various techniques for accessing and gathering data from platforms using APIs and web scraping. Speakers included Florian Primig (FU Berlin), Steffen Lepa (TU Berlin), Felix Gaisbauer (WI), and Leon Wendel (WI). The event received an overwhelmingly positive response, with many people attending both in person and remotely. The workshop generated plenty of discussions and concluded with a Q&A session.
We at the Methods Lab were very happy to see so many faces there. We would like to thank all our presenters and participants for contributing with their curiosity, knowledge, and presence and in helping us create such a successful first event. Looking forward to organizing more workshops in the future on emerging methodologies in the realm of digital research!