Methods: Crowd-based Data

The Wisdom Of Seeking Crowd Wisdom. Reflections on the ethics of using crowdsourcing and crowdseeding to collect data in conflict zones

This paper reflects on the ethical implications of using crowd-based methods to collect information in situations of violent conflict. These methods involve obtaining information directly from individuals in conflict areas, who can choose when or how frequently to report, via some communication technology. Such methods have become mainstream in the humanitarian sector, and present a […]

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Ghassan Baliki presenting at the Annual Workshop of the AFK Methods Working Group

Ghassan Baliki presented his working paper Crowd-seeding conflict and peace event data in Syria at the Annual Workshop of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK) Methods Working Group. The conference this year was devoted to papers that explore new qualitative and quantitative data in peace and conflict research. The workshop took place […]

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