Erikoistumisopinnot (AVOIN YO)

10 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2022-2023, ay708202P


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Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies

Course study period



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Education information

This course is part of a study module:

Jonkin digitaalisten ihmistieteiden erikoisalan opintoja, joiden tarkempi sisältö ja suoritustapa vaihtelee kursseittain. Lukuvuonna 2022-2023 on tarjolla Online citizen science - Kansalaistiede verkossa 5 op -verkkokurssi.

Online citizen science - Kansalaistiede verkossa 5 op -verkkokurssin kuvaus

The growing use of openly available digital data has raised a need to tackle the ethical principles in the use of data concerning Indigenous peoples and other minorities. Especially when the public is creating the data through crowdsourcing and citizen science, there is a need for training and guidelines on how to collect and present data. According to the Cambridge Online Dictionary, citizen science is something done by ‘ordinary people, often for or with the help of scientists’. Hence citizen scientists are amateurs or non-professionals. The online course “Online Citizen Science: Ethics and Minorities Involvement” tackles relevant and timely questions on how participants in digital citizen science should be schooled and guided when they collect and use data involving minority groups and children. 

Education format

Continuous learning
Open university


Academic Year 2022-2023

Field of study

Humanities, social sciences, journalism and information



Teaching language


Course organiser

University of Oulu



Maximum participants

Limited number of participants

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Last updated: 24.8.2022