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 AgeUniversity of Michigan
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Sunk Costs
- Cost–Benefit Analysis
- Cognitive Bias
- Data Analysis
- Statistical Inference
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Lesson 1: Statistics
Lesson 2: The Law of Large Numbers
Lesson 3: Correlation
Lesson 4: Experiments
Lesson 5: Prediction
Lesson 6: Cognitive Biases
Lesson 7: Choosing and Deciding
Lesson 8: Logic and Dialectical Reasoning
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MINDWARE: CRITICAL THINKING FOR THE INFORMATION AGE
Awesome course! Definitely teaches about critical thinking. Uses case studies and examples which are fun :) Some maths too so good for math lovers :D
Excellent combination of logic, statistics and psychology which is the minimum amount of understandings you need to make accurate business decisions.
Anyone beginner can take this course and be 100 times more understanding of information via any media while also perhaps understanding what is the best choice in some give scenario IRL.
In my opinion, a must-take course. Hopefully someday it will be included as mandatory curriculum for public high schoolers all around the world.
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