Evidence-based Decision Making - ZEIT8402

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT8402 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma or Masters programs.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Government organisations, including defence, and industry are more and more insisting on making decisions and policies based on evidence. What is a piece of evidence? How to provide scientific evidence under tight time constraints to make decisions? Why is it vital to understand how humans make decisions in natural settings to properly design and identify the role of evidences in decision making? This course aims to answer these questions by exposing students to the methodologies used to gather evidence, discussing the quality framework for good decision making, explaining different topics on judgement-based, behavioural, and naturalistic decision making, and discussing the biases that can occur in human-decision making.
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