27 <strong>Topic XXVII. Can We Do Better Together?</strong>

Topic XXVII. Can We Do Better Together?
  • OVERVIEW
    • Addressing the Question: How should we use science to make better decisions?
    • Students design their own decision-making processes, utilizing their favorite aspects of the processes we have discussed.
    • Adversarial vs. Inquisitorial Modes of Truth-Seeking¬†
  • TOPIC RESOURCES

  • EXAMPLES
    • Exemplary Quotes
    • Cautionary Quotes: Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Misunderstandings
      • Students often confuse "desiderata," or goals of decision-making processes, with the processes designed to achieve those desiderata. E.g., asked to come up with desiderata, they suggest "use a representative sample," which is a process which achieves the desiderata, "allow representatives of all relevant groups to have a voice," "ensure that our solution will work for everybody," or "avoid systematic bias."
  • LEARNING GOALS
  • CLASS ELEMENTS

    • Suggested Readings & Reading Questions
    • Clicker Questions
    • Discussion Questions
    • Class Exercises