Open Source Investigation Course for Academics

This term sees a repeat of the very popular Open Source Investigation for Academics methodology course developed at CGHR, with support from Cambridge Digital Humanities and the Citizen Evidence Lab at Amnesty International, and in partnership with Cambridge’s Social Sciences Research Methods Programme.

This course foregrounds a critical and reflexive approach to open source investigation (OSI). You will learn practical skills whilst integrating considerations of ethics and power. Drawing from the human rights sphere, this methodology is useful for scholars and citizens using open source data such as social media content, online databases and satellite images. The eight-week course covers the following topics: Introduction to Open Source Research, Vicarious Trauma, Discovery, Verification Tools and Tactics, Spotlight on Geolocation, Spotlight on Digital Footprints, Archiving & Data Curation and Ethics.

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