[Air-L] software for recording search results?

Chris Peterson chris at cpeterson.org
Tue Feb 20 03:24:42 PST 2018

Hi Charles — presuming the spreadsheet would be a satisfying outcome, and the primary problem the tediousness of transcription, writing/using a web scraper should automate that. If, as your email implies, your students don’t have a programming background to use e.g. beautifulsoup, Kimono/Portia facilitate this kind of scraping with a friendly GUI. 



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> On Feb 20, 2018, at 6:17 AM, Charles M. Ess <c.m.ess at media.uio.no> wrote:
> Dear AoIR-ists,
> A Master's student is comparing search results on ca. 120 key search terms in two different national locations.  The student is building on a considerable body of often quite sophisticated analyses along these lines - but by people with access to programmers and/or who can build the code they want / need themselves.
> What the student wants to do is simply record the first, e.g., 10 or 20 hits in response to a given key search term.
> Beyond taking screen shots and pushing the results into a spreadsheet for (relatively simple) analysis -
> does anyone have recommendations for available software that might be more directly helpful with this sort of data collection and recording?
> Will look forward to any advice and suggestions you can offer - many thanks in advance,
> - charles
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