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This course will help you become scientifically literate so that you can make better choices for yourself and the world. Unlike other courses on statistics and scientific methods, we explore global challenges - such as poverty or climate change - and then discuss how key approaches of statistics and scientific methods can help tackle these challenges. We present these approaches in a non-mathematical and easily accessible way. You will leave the course being able to recognize which efforts to do good in this world actually work, and you will have used your science literacy to make some personal changes in your life. Many current attempts to do good in this world are based on good intentions, but don’t work well, or are even harmful. In this course we talk to leading experts from academia, business and non-profit organizations about how we can use science to distinguish bad, good and even better ways of improving this world. We also invite you to change your own behavior to do more good. You will learn how to spot BS (bad science) in the media, how to evaluate whether a social program works or not, and how your career could have a better impact on this world. Finally, you will develop your own plan on how you are going to do good better with science. Guest speakers include Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely, Philosopher Peter Singer, and Happiness researcher Elizabeth Dunn....
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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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100% 在线课程

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完成时间为 3 小时

Science literacy as a vaccine against the charlatans

We kick off this course by providing some ammunition for what the astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson said: ”Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance.” Here, you will discover that you should be wary of the recommendations that you get from our governments on how to save water, from the media based on new scientific findings, and even from our doctor. At the same time, you will see that a basic understanding of statistics and scientific methods - which you will acquire throughout this course - will protect you against misinformation and bad science, and help you make better choices for yourself and for this world. At the end of this week you will create and upload a short 3-minute video pitch about global challenges and what your own role is in tackling them (if any). Please note that Erasmus University Rotterdam pursues the science of learning. Online learners are important participants in that pursuit. The information we gather from your engagement with our instructional offerings makes it possible for faculty, researchers, and designers to continuously improve their work and, in that process, build learning science. By registering as an online learner, you are also participating in research. ...
Reading
6 个视频(共 66 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
Water we doing?!10分钟
Optional video: What Morillio and his team are doing to improve access to clean water4分钟
Dear doctor7分钟
Optional video: Full-length interview with John Ioannidis35分钟
Implanting a chip in your brain6分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Cost-benefit analyses to answer the question: should I floss or not?10分钟
Make your own cost-benefit analysis10分钟
Check your cost-benefit analysis5分钟
Optional documentary about costs and benefits of eating meat10分钟
Why Most Research Findings Are False10分钟
Optional reading: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science10分钟
Ted Talk "Photos that bear witness to modern day slavery"10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Please take 3 minutes to tell us how things are going14分钟
Week
2
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完成时间为 5 小时

Stop guessing!

"Whenever you leave behind failure, that means you're doing better. If you think everything you've done has been great, you're probably dumb." – Louis CK. Many social programs - such as efforts to reduce poverty or improve people’s health - are based on good intentions but simply don’t work, or are even harmful. This week you will discover that humans are pretty bad at guessing which programs work, and that the best way to assess whether a program works is by running randomized controlled trials. You will see that conducting multiple rigorous evaluations is how we can leave behind failure and do better in this world. And not be dumb. At the end of this week you’ll be ready to put your new skills to use by critically assessing a BS (bad science) media report. ...
Reading
9 个视频(共 112 分钟), 10 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video9 个视频
Video testimonial: hear how your fellow learners are doing2分钟
Optional: Full-length interview with Dan Ariely34分钟
Poverty, Bills & Cash1分钟
Poverty, Bills & Cash Continued7分钟
Optional video: full-length interview with Paul Niehaus34分钟
2 minute excerpt from the interview with Dan Ariely2分钟
Micro Creditis9分钟
Our interviewees talk about being annoyed6分钟
Reading10 个阅读材料
Week introduction2分钟
Giving Game1分钟
Charity overview5分钟
PlayPumps5分钟
Doing good1分钟
Charity Details5分钟
About the Giving Game1分钟
Giving well5分钟
Ted Talk: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women10分钟
Pay it forward10分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Initial Charity Choice1分钟
Reflect on PlayPumps2分钟
Final Charity Choice1分钟
Dan Ariely's panda express experiment8分钟
Week
3
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完成时间为 8 小时

Putting it all together

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Reading
15 个视频(共 187 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video15 个视频
Optional video: full length interview Elizabeth Dunn25分钟
Optional video: full-length interview Peter Singer26分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 11分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 2 & 31分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 42分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 5 - 82分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 9分钟
Measuring your own happiness - question 10分钟
Some final comments on happiness1分钟
In the best of wealth12分钟
Optional video: full-length interview Robert Wiblin31分钟
9 to 513分钟
Imagine. You are almighty - what would you do?8分钟
Optional: full-length interview Marcel Fafchamps46分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Week Introduction1分钟
Optional video: Want to find out more about measurement validity?28分钟
Thought Experiment Conclusion1分钟
Arctic expedition10分钟
Doing Good Better7分钟
Optional: Beth Barnes on how to save the world7分钟
Optional: Want to find out more about how organizations can calculate cost-effectiveness10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Graded multiple choice quiz: measurement matters20分钟
Thought Experiment5分钟
How rich are you?7分钟
Week
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完成时间为 3 小时

Yes but wait

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Reading
5 个视频(共 44 分钟), 10 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video5 个视频
Optional: Full-length interview Karen Maas6分钟
Fishy finance9分钟
Optional video: Full-length interview Helen Toxopeus13分钟
Know this tune?5分钟
Reading10 个阅读材料
Week 4 Introduction5分钟
Existential Risk1分钟
Optional: Ted Talk Bill Gates10分钟
Optional: Video of the Ocean Cleanup Project10分钟
Other existential risks10分钟
Expert risk assessment10分钟
Existential Risk Conclusion10分钟
Comparing potential for impact10分钟
Podcast: How can we prioritize global challenges?59分钟
Optional videos: mini tutorials by Dirk Bezemer10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Existential Risk5分钟
What's your carbon footprint?7分钟
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创建者 AVOct 12th 2016

This is a very interesting and possibly even eye-opening course. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to use more rationality and solid science in everyday life.

讲师

Vera Schölmerich

PhD
Erasmus University College, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University

Kellie Liket

PhD
Impact Centre Erasmus (ICE) - Erasmus School of Economics

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