27 <strong>Topic XXVII. Can We Do Better Together?</strong>
Topic XXVII. Can We Do Better Together?
- 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
- 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
- Suggested Readings & Reading Questions
- Clicker Questions
- Discussion Questions
- Class Exercises