CategoriesAbout the course
Reason #1: Recognize classic manipulation techniques
Graphs and data can be manipulated in subtle ways in order to persuade and mislead readers. After taking this course, you’ll be aware of some of the commonly used tactics.
Reason #2: Strengthen your own arguments
If your argument is worth making, you should be able to get your point across without using reasoning that relies on red-herring or strawman fallacies. This course will help you identify your own cognitive biases and help you avoid making fallacious arguments.
Reason #3: Impress people with your (dead) language skills
You’ll have the opportunity to brush up on your Latin! Many of the fallacies covered in this course have been studied for millennia and are still often identified by their Latin names: post hoc, ad hominem, etc.
Reason #4: Do not believe in false authorities
We’ve all heard amazing claims that sound too good to be true. They usually begin with “A study says…” or “Experts claim…,” but how do we know if these “studies” and “experts” are credible? Where was this study published? Who are these experts? This course will remind you why it’s important to question things before accepting them as truth.
Reason #5: Universal and applicable to any field
This course combines elements of philosophy, logic and data science. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach to critical thinking that can serve you across disciplines, then this is the course for you!
Are you convinced?
Learn more and register for this online course “Critical Thinking: Data and Fallacies”, click here!
Course start date: November 21, 2021
Enrollment ends: November 22, 2022