***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****
On 5/17/06, Nick Guenther <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > of these sites allow for data exporting? Or, at the least, I can have
> > > students take a map and code it themselves which may have some
> > > educational benefit)?
> Avoid making the students code it themselves; screen-scraping is not
> what you're trying to teach afterall. If you want to use these sites
> (and that's a really cool idea, as in modern and interesting) then
> code it yourself or with the help of the more tech-savvy students, and
> provide it to the rest of the class.
You might use PiggyBank  for screen-scraping data from websites. It
includes a user friendly screen scraper generator. Implemented as a
[ http://captsolo.net/info/ ]
SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.