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Practical approaches for web scraping for research – using Airbnb as an example data provider

It is no exaggeration to say that the web is a fertile source of data - offering deep insights into people’s beliefs, opinions, transactions, movements and many other aspects of their lives. For social science academics and data scientists, the UK’s legal environment appears (although not definitively) to provide opportunities to capture these...

22.06.21 | Training

Using daily Airbnb web scraped data to provide spatial and temporal understanding of short-term lets activity

Increasingly people are looking for novel and interesting data to provide a better understanding of social issues. Scraping data for research purposes is becoming more common and for some policy areas the only way of securing any understanding. Short-term lets, in particular Airbnb rentals, is one such area. Growth in this sector has caused iss...

24.06.21 | Training

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