Code Demos Course

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7 hours


What is Code Demos?

Coding Demonstrations: Programming for Social Science Research

Computational methods for collecting, cleaning and analysing data are an increasingly important component of a social scientists toolkit. Central to engaging in these methods is the ability to write readable and effective code using a programming language.


The following topics are covered under this training series:

  1. Introduction to Python for social scientists - learn how to utilise the Python programming language for core social science research tasks.
  2. Collecting data I: web-scraping - learn how to collect data from websites using Python.
  3. Collecting data II: APIs - learn how to download data from online databases using Python and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  4. Setting up your computational environment - learn how to create, manage and share a computational environment for social science research projects.


    The Training Course - including recordings, slides, and sample Python code - can be found in the following folders:

    • code - run and/or download the code examples using our Jupyter notebook resources.
    • installation - view instructions for how to download and install Python and other packages necessary for working with new forms of data.
    • webinars - watch recordings of the coding demonstrations on our Youtube channel.


      We are grateful to UKRI through the Economic and Social Research Council for their generous funding of this training series.

      Further Information

    • To access learning materials from the wider New Forms of Data for Social Science Research training series: [Training Course]
    • To keep up to date with upcoming and past training events: [Events]
    • To get in contact with feedback, ideas or to seek assistance: [Help] Thank you and good luck on your journey exploring new forms of data! Dr Julia Kasmire and Dr Diarmuid McDonnell UK Data Service
      University of Manchester

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Course Schedules

Date Time
July 19, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
August 2, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
August 30, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
September 13, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
September 27, 2022 (Tuesday) 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

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