University of Colorado Boulder

Methods for Solving Problems

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David Quigley

Instructor: David Quigley

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  • Ascribe human and computational problems to various definitions of difficulty and problem solving techniques.

  • Use problem solving strategies to break down problems.

  • Describe the effects of various sources of bias in judgement and decision making.

  • Analyze and apply heuristic models and probability modeling to a variety of decision making scenarios.

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6 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

This week we will begin our discussions by defining the boundaries and limitations of problems and their solutions.

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2 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This week we will explore adapting problem-solving approaches into computational methods.

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2 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week we will discuss judgment and decision making as a different kind of problem-solving and explore how heuristics are used for these tasks.

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2 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will test your knowledge on methods for solving problems.

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2 quizzes1 discussion prompt


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David Quigley
University of Colorado Boulder
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