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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....

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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.


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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176 - 194 de 194 revisiones para Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age

por Prabhakar

May 27, 2017

Very nice course with real life examples, where one needs to think critically.

por Abdullah A

Jun 25, 2020

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

por Abhimanyu K

Apr 11, 2020

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

por Tania T

May 18, 2020

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

por Fhuad B

Jul 04, 2019

Great teachings and I like the way he chooses the words he uses.

por Chidube V E

Aug 20, 2020

A phenomenal course presented in digestible bits. Brilliant!

por Jasmin A

Nov 11, 2018

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

por John N H Y M

Jun 10, 2018

the book should be available More simplicity will be good

por Meshal A N A

Apr 16, 2019

Excellent instructor. Course is full of examples

por Bhavesh L

Jul 02, 2020

Excellent content with such a experienced tutor

por Kadambeswaran B

Oct 04, 2020

good overview with good examples

por Stefano E

Mar 01, 2019

Interesting course.

por Edward A

Aug 30, 2018

great... easy to

por Om G

Apr 20, 2020

Great course 👍

por Samuel C

Sep 25, 2017

Great content

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por Nicoletta B

Mar 25, 2020

Nice lessons but less information than i thought