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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.

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par André R S

6 janv. 2020

Good to recall some logics, statistics and human behaviours biases that we tend to forget.

par Abdullah A

25 juin 2020

it's so great and surprising, but, for my age (17), needs more explanation

par Abhimanyu K

11 avr. 2020

Nice course. Basic knowledge of decision making and some basic statistics

par Tania T

18 mai 2020

Great videos and cover a reasonable range of critical thinking theories.

par Chidube V E

20 août 2020

A phenomenal course presented in digestible bits. Brilliant!

par Jasmin A

10 nov. 2018

Very interesting course I just found it to be dry at times

par Meshal A N A

16 avr. 2019

Excellent instructor. Course is full of examples

par Bhavesh L

2 juil. 2020

Excellent content with such a experienced tutor

par Kadambeswaran B

4 oct. 2020

good overview with good examples

par Stefano E

1 mars 2019

Interesting course.

par 148_Souvik M

14 janv. 2022

such a nice course

par Aikaterini T

31 déc. 2020

I really like it

par Edward A

30 août 2018

great... easy to

par Om G

20 avr. 2020

Great course 👍

par Samuel C

25 sept. 2017

Great content

par Ed M

11 janv. 2022

Good course

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par Nicoletta B

25 mars 2020

Nice lessons but less information than i thought

par Alaa A

13 août 2021