that's a brilliant initiative. I teach MSc course called "Actionable insights from research", in which I address some of the issues you are interested in.
I can't recommend enough the book I am using as a core text for this course, Barends, E., Rousseau, D.M. (2018) Evidence-Based Management: How to use evidence to make better organizational decisions. Kogan Page. It's written for practitioners, explains some of the quite complicated concepts in a very accessible way, and has lots of "checklists" - the questions a decision-maker is recommended to ask themselves to improve the quality of their judgements and decisions. You may also want to check CEBMA website
for more materials.
Another useful resource to explore is a project Calling Bullshit: The data reasoning in the digital world
by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West - it is a course taught at the University of Washington, here is a syllabus and more materials.
It's not focused specifically on management/business decision-making, but many of the examples and ideas apply very well in business context. They just published a book
I hope this helps, and I am very interested to hear what others do in this area. In particular, I am looking now to collate a list of podcasts for my students to listen as additional material for this course. So if anyone can recommend some specific podcast episodes that you really like, I'd be very grateful (Jacob, I hope you don't find this additional question as a deviation from your main theme!)
With kind regards
Dr. Tatiana Andreeva
Associate Professor in Management and Organisational Behaviour
Maynooth University / School of Business
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Sent: 03-08-2021 07:31
From: Jacob Eisenberg
Subject: Training/teaching Critical Thinking Skills/Improved Judgement
I hope you are well and managing to re-balance life. Has any of you had the chance to create or teach a course on how to improve accurate detection of signals (e.g., differentiating false alarm from actual threat), help professionals judge incoming information more logically and get better at separating facts from inference? I may have an opportunity to design and deliver training for a major multinational to a team that deals with detecting threats. The company wants these highly skilled professionals to be able to improve their judgement in various situations related to assessing information and its meaning and potential importance.
I teach mostly at the Masters level and, while these themes are close to my heart and I introduce them in between the lines when I teach organizational behaviour (or other management courses), I never designed a training that is focused on that, especially for experienced professionals, so I am curious to see if there are any materials out there.
Thanks for any tips!
Dr Jacob Eisenberg, Associate Professor
Tel: +353-1-716 4774
UCD Innovation Fellow 2021