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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....

Principales reseñas

JM

Jul 29, 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.

MK

Apr 08, 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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por Ervinas J

Aug 03, 2019

Amazing course, going to purchase audio version of your book to listen while I commute! Thank you.

por ALESSIO F

May 10, 2020

A refreshing review of common thinking fallacies and biases, with practical hints to reduce them.

por Viviana L

Aug 28, 2018

Game-changing. Probably life-changing, too -- but I can't base my evaluation on a single event :)

por sweta d

Jun 26, 2019

Great course,! Great instructor! This course is very helpful for everyone all across the board.

por Tidie R

Jun 07, 2020

Great course to resharpen your analytical skill by knowing the foundation of logical reasoning.

por Munawar H

Nov 01, 2017

I had great time and learned to see in new point of view and think in many ways as it requires.

por Roger D W

Aug 08, 2018

Excellent course! Well thought out and constructed, very interesting content, highly relevant.

por Rodrigo H

Oct 21, 2020

One of my best courses at Coursera! I'll use a lot more of Critical Thinking in my decisions.

por Faris Z B

Jul 06, 2020

Great course on how to think about real-world problems and making more effective decisions.

por Михайловский И А

Aug 15, 2020

The team did a great job in saving your time and making it fun simultaniously. Great job!

por Albert R

Apr 02, 2020

It is really useful because it provides you some tools you can use in your everyday life.

por hans a

Sep 19, 2020

It was a great course, I have never thought about statistics and philosophy like that.

por Janka

May 21, 2020

Great course. Very helpful for everyday thinking about important stuff in our lives.

por Toni K

Sep 06, 2018

Stuff and techniques you need year 2018 going forward and not get taught in school.

por Darsh K W

Sep 06, 2020

A must do course to understand the Why and how of statistics, reasoning and logic.

por Edvardas G

Nov 27, 2018

Brilliant course and well taught by professor. Super content and given examples.

por Amit P

Aug 16, 2020

Excellent course for learning critical thinking. Professor explains very well

por Augusto F P M

Apr 14, 2020

Excellent Course, It make you think better than before, make better decisions!

por Michał K

Mar 24, 2019

Terrific! I strongly reccomend for everybody who is eager to think accurately.

por Elena S

May 25, 2020

It is told simply about complicated things with a loy of practical examples

por Leonid

Nov 19, 2019

It's very actual and always actual information for each reflective person.

por Kristine N S

Jun 06, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. It made me rethink how I make decisions.

por Michael N

Jun 22, 2017

A great course. High learning to time invested ratio. Well presented.

por Pratyush A

Jul 16, 2020

Good course. Instructor is amazing. 90% examples, very little math.

por Moldir B

Jul 06, 2020

I hope now I will do better decisions in terms of critical thinking