Chevron Left
Retour à Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age

Avis et commentaires pour d'étudiants pour Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age par Université du Michigan

1,246 évaluations

À propos du cours

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. What kinds of things will you learn? Why it’s usually a mistake to interview people for a job. Why it’s highly unlikely that, if your first meal in a new restaurant is excellent, you will find the next meal to be as good. Why economists regularly walk out of movies and leave restaurant food uneaten. Why getting your picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated usually means your next season is going to be a disappointment. Why you might not have a disease even though you’ve tested positive for it. Why you’re never going to know how coffee affects you unless you conduct an experiment in which you flip a coin to determine whether you will have coffee on a given day. Why it might be a mistake to use an office in a building you own as opposed to having your office in someone else’s building. Why you should never keep a stock that’s going down in hopes that it will go back up and prevent you from losing any of your initial investment. Why it is that a great deal of health information presented in the media is misinformation....

Meilleurs avis


28 juil. 2019

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.


7 avr. 2020

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.

Filtrer par :

126 - 150 sur 288 Avis pour Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age

par Roger D W

8 août 2018

par Rodrigo H

21 oct. 2020

par Faris B

5 juil. 2020

par вася д

15 août 2020

par Albert R

2 avr. 2020

par hans a

19 sept. 2020

par Janka

21 mai 2020

par Toni K

6 sept. 2018

par sachin s

25 sept. 2021

par Darsh K W

6 sept. 2020

par Edvardas G

27 nov. 2018

par Amit P

16 août 2020

par Augusto F P M

14 avr. 2020

par Michał K

24 mars 2019

par Nataliia D

26 nov. 2020

par irfan a

5 déc. 2020

par Elena S

25 mai 2020

par Leonid

19 nov. 2019

par Monika J

15 juil. 2021

par Kristine N S

6 juin 2020

par Michael N

22 juin 2017

par osmart a

23 janv. 2021

par Silvia C

15 nov. 2020

par Pratyush A

16 juil. 2020

par Moldir B

6 juil. 2020