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100% online

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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Prazos flexíveis

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Nível iniciante

Nível iniciante

Horas para completar

Aprox. 17 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 hours/week...
Idiomas disponíveis

Inglês

Legendas: Inglês

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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3 horas para concluir

Science literacy as a vaccine against the charlatans

We kick off this course by providing some ammunition for what the astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson said: ”Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance.” Here, you will discover that you should be wary of the recommendations that you get from our governments on how to save water, from the media based on new scientific findings, and even from our doctor. At the same time, you will see that a basic understanding of statistics and scientific methods - which you will acquire throughout this course - will protect you against misinformation and bad science, and help you make better choices for yourself and for this world. At the end of this week you will create and upload a short 3-minute video pitch about global challenges and what your own role is in tackling them (if any). Please note that Erasmus University Rotterdam pursues the science of learning. Online learners are important participants in that pursuit. The information we gather from your engagement with our instructional offerings makes it possible for faculty, researchers, and designers to continuously improve their work and, in that process, build learning science. By registering as an online learner, you are also participating in research. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (total de (Total 66 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
Water we doing?!10min
Optional video: What Morillio and his team are doing to improve access to clean water4min
Dear doctor7min
Optional video: Full-length interview with John Ioannidis35min
Implanting a chip in your brain6min
Reading7 leituras
Cost-benefit analyses to answer the question: should I floss or not?10min
Make your own cost-benefit analysis10min
Check your cost-benefit analysis5min
Optional documentary about costs and benefits of eating meat10min
Why Most Research Findings Are False10min
Optional reading: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science10min
Ted Talk "Photos that bear witness to modern day slavery"10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Please take 3 minutes to tell us how things are going14min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
5 horas para concluir

Stop guessing!

"Whenever you leave behind failure, that means you're doing better. If you think everything you've done has been great, you're probably dumb." – Louis CK. Many social programs - such as efforts to reduce poverty or improve people’s health - are based on good intentions but simply don’t work, or are even harmful. This week you will discover that humans are pretty bad at guessing which programs work, and that the best way to assess whether a program works is by running randomized controlled trials. You will see that conducting multiple rigorous evaluations is how we can leave behind failure and do better in this world. And not be dumb. At the end of this week you’ll be ready to put your new skills to use by critically assessing a BS (bad science) media report. ...
Reading
9 vídeos (total de (Total 112 mín.) min), 10 leituras, 5 testes
Video9 videos
Video testimonial: hear how your fellow learners are doing2min
Optional: Full-length interview with Dan Ariely34min
Poverty, Bills & Cash1min
Poverty, Bills & Cash Continued7min
Optional video: full-length interview with Paul Niehaus34min
2 minute excerpt from the interview with Dan Ariely2min
Micro Creditis9min
Our interviewees talk about being annoyed6min
Reading10 leituras
Week introduction2min
Giving Game1min
Charity overview5min
PlayPumps5min
Doing good1min
Charity Details5min
About the Giving Game1min
Giving well5min
Ted Talk: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women10min
Pay it forward10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Initial Charity Choice1min
Reflect on PlayPumps2min
Final Charity Choice1min
Dan Ariely's panda express experiment8min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
8 horas para concluir

Putting it all together

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Reading
15 vídeos (total de (Total 187 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 4 testes
Video15 videos
Optional video: full length interview Elizabeth Dunn25min
Optional video: full-length interview Peter Singer26min
Measuring your own happiness - question 11min
Measuring your own happiness - question 2 & 31min
Measuring your own happiness - question 42min
Measuring your own happiness - question 5 - 82min
Measuring your own happiness - question 926s
Measuring your own happiness - question 1025s
Some final comments on happiness1min
In the best of wealth12min
Optional video: full-length interview Robert Wiblin31min
9 to 513min
Imagine. You are almighty - what would you do?8min
Optional: full-length interview Marcel Fafchamps46min
Reading7 leituras
Week Introduction1min
Optional video: Want to find out more about measurement validity?28min
Thought Experiment Conclusion1min
Arctic expedition10min
Doing Good Better7min
Optional: Beth Barnes on how to save the world7min
Optional: Want to find out more about how organizations can calculate cost-effectiveness10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Graded multiple choice quiz: measurement matters20min
Thought Experiment5min
How rich are you?7min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Yes but wait

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Reading
5 vídeos (total de (Total 44 mín.) min), 10 leituras, 2 testes
Video5 videos
Optional: Full-length interview Karen Maas6min
Fishy finance9min
Optional video: Full-length interview Helen Toxopeus13min
Know this tune?5min
Reading10 leituras
Week 4 Introduction5min
Existential Risk1min
Optional: Ted Talk Bill Gates10min
Optional: Video of the Ocean Cleanup Project10min
Other existential risks10min
Expert risk assessment10min
Existential Risk Conclusion10min
Comparing potential for impact10min
Podcast: How can we prioritize global challenges?59min
Optional videos: mini tutorials by Dirk Bezemer10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Existential Risk5min
What's your carbon footprint?7min
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por AVOct 12th 2016

This is a very interesting and possibly even eye-opening course. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to use more rationality and solid science in everyday life.

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Vera Schölmerich

PhD
Erasmus University College, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University
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Kellie Liket

PhD
Impact Centre Erasmus (ICE) - Erasmus School of Economics

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