How to Do API-Based Research on Wikipedia

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This How-to Guide describes the basic principles of application programming interface (API)-based research on Wikipedia. It provides examples of how researchers have studied Wikipedia, and it explains how the API can support your own research projects by providing access to data. Some tools exist to make it easier for you to collect API data, but they are limited in scope. This guide therefore explains how to interact directly with the API. It shows you where and how to read the documentation, how to construct API calls with the right syntax, how to set up a Python script that makes the API calls for you, and how to read the results. It also discusses the drawbacks and advantages of relying on the API for your data collection, particularly as compared to using scraping as an alternative.
TitelSAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online : How-to Guides
ForlagSAGE Publications
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781529610888
StatusUdgivet - 2022
NavnSage ResearchMethods


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