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Researcher KnowHow - Part 1 Ethical Open Source Investigation: A Deep Dive into Key Skills (NCRM short course)

Ethical Open Source Investigation: A Deep Dive into Key Skills is a two-part methodology course which teaches open source skills whilst foregrounding a critical and reflexive approach to open source investigations. You will learn practical skills to evaluate social media content, online databases and satellite images, whilst integrating considerations of ethics, care and power.


Over the two days of this first part of the course, you’ll develop your understanding of what open source is and learn the stages involved in the research. On day one, drawing from relevant case studies, you’ll be introduced to open source research, its potential applications and how to engage with your own wellbeing as a researcher. On day two, we’ll build on this ground work by diving into the stages of an open source investigation, split into discovering and verifying content.

Topics covered:

  • What is Open Source Research
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Discovery
  • Verification (chronolocation, reverse image search)

For further information and to register your place for this online course, please visit the NCRM website.

Friday, July 21, 2023
All Day Event
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
External Event
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