Most professions these days require more than general intelligence. They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data. Personal life is enriched when these same skills are applied to problems in everyday life involving judgment and choice. This course presents basic concepts from statistics, probability, scientific methodology, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit theory and shows how they can be applied to everything from picking one product over another to critiquing media accounts of scientific research. Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.
Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age
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This course is great! I recommend it to anyone who wants to be able to reason better and have more capabilities in making decisions. Thank you Dr. Nisbett and Coursera for providing this course.
A very good course prof Richard has explained very difficult to understand concepts in a very simple language and made it easy for students to grasp the subject matter easily.
Excellent introduction to basic tools (awareness of some cognitive biases / heuristics, the importance of contextual factors, etc.) for sharpening our minds: It´s a must! :-)
Excellent! A very informative course delivered in a very effective manner. I would highly recommend this course to all who have any interest at all in critical thinking.
The professor is likable, the content is engaging and accessible, and the lessons are applicable to everyone's daily life in both personal and professional situations.
Excellent course. I learnt a lot from this course. It has changed my thinking and I hope to be able to use it in making decisions both at home as well as at work.
This is a fantastic course.\n\nEven with two masters degrees I learnt a lot and have recommended it to my colleagues.\n\nIt should be taught to all students.
A pretty crucial look at the common fallacies and biases that influence the way we absorb information. This is highly recommended to all people.
This has been most excellent.\n\nI found the baserate false alarm rate examples particularly useful and am inspired to use this in a new context
A Clear and Useful course to be a Better Decision Maker. Do you need something else? What you waiting for? Take course it's more than a nudge.
I really love the course, and I have recommended it to all my friends. The course helped me to think more clearly and avoid cognitive biases.
The activities and lectures were really interesting. This is the first course that i started and completed on Coursera. So I'm super excited.
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