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Woche
1
3 Stunden zum Abschließen

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. ...
6 Videos (Gesamt 66 min), 7 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
6 Videos
Water we doing?!10m
Optional video: What Morillio and his team are doing to improve access to clean water4m
Dear doctor7m
Optional video: Full-length interview with John Ioannidis35m
Implanting a chip in your brain6m
7 Lektüren
Cost-benefit analyses to answer the question: should I floss or not?10m
Make your own cost-benefit analysis10m
Check your cost-benefit analysis5m
Optional documentary about costs and benefits of eating meat10m
Why Most Research Findings Are False10m
Optional reading: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science10m
Ted Talk "Photos that bear witness to modern day slavery"10m
1 praktische Übung
Please take 3 minutes to tell us how things are going14m
Woche
2
5 Stunden zum Abschließen

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. ...
9 Videos (Gesamt 112 min), 10 Lektüren, 5 Quiz
9 Videos
Video testimonial: hear how your fellow learners are doing2m
Optional: Full-length interview with Dan Ariely34m
Poverty, Bills & Cash1m
Poverty, Bills & Cash Continued7m
Optional video: full-length interview with Paul Niehaus34m
2 minute excerpt from the interview with Dan Ariely2m
Micro Creditis9m
Our interviewees talk about being annoyed6m
10 Lektüren
Week introduction2m
Giving Game1m
Charity overview5m
PlayPumps5m
Doing good1m
Charity Details5m
About the Giving Game1m
Giving well5m
Ted Talk: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women10m
Pay it forward10m
4 praktische Übungen
Initial Charity Choice1m
Reflect on PlayPumps2m
Final Charity Choice1m
Dan Ariely's panda express experiment8m
Woche
3
8 Stunden zum Abschließen

Putting it all together

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15 Videos (Gesamt 187 min), 7 Lektüren, 4 Quiz
15 Videos
Optional video: full length interview Elizabeth Dunn25m
Optional video: full-length interview Peter Singer26m
Measuring your own happiness - question 11m
Measuring your own happiness - question 2 & 31m
Measuring your own happiness - question 42m
Measuring your own happiness - question 5 - 82m
Measuring your own happiness - question 926
Measuring your own happiness - question 1025
Some final comments on happiness1m
In the best of wealth12m
Optional video: full-length interview Robert Wiblin31m
9 to 513m
Imagine. You are almighty - what would you do?8m
Optional: full-length interview Marcel Fafchamps46m
7 Lektüren
Week Introduction1m
Optional video: Want to find out more about measurement validity?28m
Thought Experiment Conclusion1m
Arctic expedition10m
Doing Good Better7m
Optional: Beth Barnes on how to save the world7m
Optional: Want to find out more about how organizations can calculate cost-effectiveness10m
3 praktische Übungen
Graded multiple choice quiz: measurement matters20m
Thought Experiment5m
How rich are you?7m
Woche
4
3 Stunden zum Abschließen

Yes but wait

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5 Videos (Gesamt 44 min), 10 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
5 Videos
Optional: Full-length interview Karen Maas6m
Fishy finance9m
Optional video: Full-length interview Helen Toxopeus13m
Know this tune?5m
10 Lektüren
Week 4 Introduction5m
Existential Risk1m
Optional: Ted Talk Bill Gates10m
Optional: Video of the Ocean Cleanup Project10m
Other existential risks10m
Expert risk assessment10m
Existential Risk Conclusion10m
Comparing potential for impact10m
Podcast: How can we prioritize global challenges?59m
Optional videos: mini tutorials by Dirk Bezemer10m
2 praktische Übungen
Existential Risk5m
What's your carbon footprint?7m
Woche
5
4 Stunden zum Abschließen

Capstone

You have watched many videos that we made on tackling global challenges with science. Now it’s time to create your own video on how you are going to tackle a global challenge with science. ...
1 Quiz
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von 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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