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Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Open Source Investigation for Academics
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Tue 19 Oct, Tue 26 Oct, ... Tue 7 Dec 2021

Description

Open Source Investigation for Academics is methodology course run by Cambridge’s Digital Verification Corps, in partnership with Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights, Social Sciences Research Methods Programme and Cambridge Digital Humanities, as well as with the Citizen Evidence Lab at Amnesty International.

NB. Places on this module are extremely limited, so please only make a booking if you are able to attend all of the sessions.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 19 Oct   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture online
2 Tue 26 Oct   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
3 Tue 2 Nov   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
4 Tue 9 Nov   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
5 Tue 16 Nov   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
6 Tue 23 Nov   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
7 Tue 30 Nov   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
8 Tue 7 Dec   17:30 - 18:30 17:30 - 18:30 SSRMP Zoom
Objectives

Through lectures and seminars, this eight-week course will introduce participants to the key methods, possibilities and problematics of digital open source investigation. Developed in the human rights and journalism spheres, this methodology is useful for scholars and citizens using open source data such as social media content, online databases and satellite images. Throughout, the course will take a critical and reflexive approach to open source investigation, making space to question and unsettle its norms and practices by drawing from insights across the disciplines and by keeping considerations of ethics and power at the core of our approach.

Format

An 8 week module with 1 hour of Zoom sessions each week (excluding the first week), and pre-recorded lectures which must be worked through and watched before each weekly Zoom session.

Moodle

Moodle is the 'Virtual Learning Environment' (VLE) that the SSRMP uses to deliver online courses.

SSRMP lecturers use Moodle to make teaching resources available before, during, and/or after classes, and to make announcements and answer questions.

For this reason, it is vital that all SSRMP students enrol onto and explore their course Moodle pages once booking their SSRMP modules via the UTBS, and that they do so before their module begins. Moodle pages for modules should go live around a week before the module commences, but some may be made visible to students, earlier.

For more information, and links to specific Moodle module pages, please visit our website

How to book

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Duration

8 weeks.

Theme
Elements of Social Science Research

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