WebScan – massive automated web sites research


WebScan – massive automated web sites research

Project/study aim

Developing a quantitative and partially automatic method of studying web pages with a method of IT tools enabling bulk comparison of these web pages.

History of execution

Initial research project was executed in 2017 an was composed of two stages. The first one consisted in the development of assumptions of a study as a pert of which 19 individual ways of analyses of web pages were developed. The second stage consisted in testing how this approach works in practice on the example of comparative analysis of 42 web pages of Catholic dioceses in Poland. Differences registered in the course of the study allowed for a characterisation of the mentioned web pages from the viewpoint of the speed of action, the manner of creating addresses, the arrangement of addresses, the quality of texts, the colors used, and the searchability in search engines.

Effect of implementation

M. Robak, Badania stron internetowych diecezji w Polsce metodą WebScan [Web page research of dioceses with a method of WebScan], [in:] J. Olędzki (ed.), Teologia środków społecznego przekazu w naukach o mediach [Theology of the mass media in media sciences], Warsaw 2018, p. 359-390.

Impact of the result on: development of science, economy, society

Development of the Internet research, possible increase of the scope of comparative research in the media studies