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ECO 380. Quantitative Critical Thinking. 3 Hours.

This course discusses concepts from mathematics, statistics, economics, and psychology that are fundamental to the practice of quantitative critical thinking. The class focuses on the development of skills that contribute to the correct interpretation of quantitative arguments and facts that are frequently observed in our daily lives, and on quantitative results that tend to be counterintuitive to most people. Some of the topics discussed in this course are: measures of central tendency, probability theory, empirical methods in science, statistical significance and its limitations, and psychological biases associated with quantitative reasoning.