Finding useful information is time-consuming. Properly evaluating information is time-consuming. Organising information for analysis is time-consuming. We teach techniques that focus and refine your search results. Then we teach you to evaluate the quality of what you find. Finally, we teach you the best practices to organise your data for reporting.
For the Investigator, these time-consuming tasks are money in the bank if he can do the job in an organised and efficient manner. Get a jump on the learning curve from an expert who knows the challenges facing the Investigator.
We tailor workshops for Investigators of varying experience and information literacy.
Sample topics include:
Research Strategy: plan a research strategy, choose the appropriate tools, and use them to full capacity
Evaluation Matrix: the Internet is renowned for harbouring unreliable information, but we teach you how to evaluate the data you find for relevance and quality.
Google: learn the good and bad of Google and how to use its most powerful features
More than Google: learn the strengths and weaknesses of other search engines and how to benefit from them.
The Deep Web: learn about the resources hidden from search engines.
Social Networks: learn the rules regarding the searching and using this data. Learn how to search this vast resource and how to analyse what you find.
MSOffice & OpenOffice: these are not typewriters! Learn how to use them as sophisticated information tools that save time and effort.
Information Management: we show you the software tools and techniques that save your data and your time.
Secure Surfing: choosing the right browser and configuring it properly to leave the smallest footprint behind