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Sobre o curso

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....

Melhores avaliações

28 de Jul de 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 de Abr de 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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126 — 150 de 264 Avaliações para o Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age

por Toni K

6 de Set de 2018

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

por Sachin S

25 de Set de 2021

This is an eye opener and i feel more confident to make better decisions in future

por Darsh K W

6 de Set de 2020

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

por Edvardas G

27 de Nov de 2018

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

por Amit P

16 de Ago de 2020

Excellent course for learning critical thinking. Professor explains very well

por Augusto F P M

14 de Abr de 2020

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

por Michał K

24 de Mar de 2019

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

por Nataliia D

26 de Nov de 2020

important course with lots of examples. will definately help in everyday life

por irfan a

5 de Dez de 2020

was an awesome course. inspiring topic by an expert lecturer. thanks a lot!

por Elena S

25 de Mai de 2020

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

por Леонид Д

19 de Nov de 2019

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

por Monika J

15 de Jul de 2021

Super informative and clear. everyone who are living these days needs it!

por Kristine N S

6 de Jun de 2020

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

por Michael N

22 de Jun de 2017

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

por osmart a

23 de Jan de 2021


gives you a new and refreshing perspective on human nature

por Silvia C

15 de Nov de 2020

Excellent course! I strongly agree that it is useful for everybody!

por Pratyush A

16 de Jul de 2020

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

por Moldir B

6 de Jul de 2020

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

por Moweaqua O

29 de Jun de 2020

Anyone should take this course, it applies to all aspects of life.

por Agostino P

16 de Jun de 2019

Excellent! a must-do and mind-blowing course, suggested to anyone!

por Ajay R

3 de Out de 2020

High Utility

Well communicated (good stories)

practical concepts

por Sebastian G

9 de Nov de 2020

Very well training. Organized and very clear. Great Instructor!

por Kang Z

28 de Abr de 2017

Great course. Mini size but still can makes a change to you.

por Deleted A

21 de Set de 2020

One of the most important courses I've taken...on purpose.

por Hasan R C

16 de Fev de 2019

Very helpful on decision making and statictical analysis.