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Everyday we make decisions – big and small. But there are lots of ways in which we could make better, more informed decisions. Our biases and preconceptions can lead us to make poor assumptions about the world, and data is often presented in a misleading way.
This course will take you through a case study about bushfire – how do you assess risk in such an uncertain situation? You’ll start to think about how data can be manipulated but also how it can be unpacked to make realistic assumptions... you will explore basic probability and tools such as decision trees to help you make better decisions in your own context.
Finally, you will get the chance to apply and share your own decisions about data.
This course is for those who want to become an expert in making data driven decisions, such as:
Kirsty’s research models the many ways in which humans interact with information, and how this can change as a result of context. She is working towards providing unified mathematical and computational models of contextuality, which often results in apparently complex and unpredictable human behaviour. She received an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship for a Discovery Project investigating this problem. She has collaborated on projects with people from a wide range of fields, including Physics, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Social Psychology, Education and Computational Linguistics.
Simon’s broad background in educational research has led him a course focus on how people think about knowledge, and take action on that knowledge. In particular, he is engaged with the way people and policies implicate views on ‘knowledge’ in documents such as assessment policies. His teaching now focuses particularly on quantitative literacy, and teaching students to spot where statistical information has been used well, poorly, or omitted where it should not have been.
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