1 Web scraping?

Web scraping is the metaphor used for the practice of getting data that weren’t designed to be programatically consumed off the web (Dale 2016). Almost any repetitive Web structure or pattern that you see in your browser can be scraped and turned to scientific data.

2 Inspecting web elements

To do scraping, you need to be able to inspect web elements. In Firefox or Chrome you can hit ctrl + shift + c to invoke the element inspector. It looks like this: