Courses tagged with "Social Sciences" (492)
L'analyse de données quantitatives est devenue aujourd'hui une pratique incontournable dans tous les métiers liés aux sciences sociales. Ces analyses sont utilisées pour comprendre des phénomènes économiques et financiers, décrire la nature de la relation entre des personnes, des objets ou des événements, ou encore anticiper les conséquences d’une décision.
Ce cours vous permettra d’acquérir les premiers concepts nécessaires pour construire rigoureusement des modèles économétriques. Il est constitué de leçons construites à partir de cas pratiques originaux interrogeant la vie quotidienne. Mentionnons parmi d’autres:
- Comment réussir une campagne de financement collaboratif ?
- Quels sont les déterminants des écarts salariaux entre les hommes et les femmes ?
- Existe-t-il encore un lien entre l’inflation et le chômage ?
- Peut-on prédire un changement de niveau de risque sur les marchés financiers ?
- Existe-t-il un lien entre le niveau de revenu et le sentiment d’être en bonne santé ?
- Le salaire est-il la seule motivation économique des travailleurs ?
- Le prix de vente des œuvres de Picasso correspond-il à sa valeur de catalogue ?
Ce cours contient huit leçons. Il permet tout d’abord de comprendre l’étendue et les limites de l’utilisation de l’économétrie en sciences sociales. La formation se poursuit en étudiant le modèle linéaire, tout en insistant sur la manière dont la construction d’un tel modèle permet d'identifier et de quantifier diverses relations entre les données mesurées. Il élabore également les propriétés statistiques de l'estimateur de moindres carrés, permettant ensuite de montrer comment il est possible de vérifier ou de tester des hypothèses économiques en pratique. Des leçons particulières sont consacrées à l’analyse de données fréquemment utilisées dans la pratique de l'économétrie, telles que les variables catégorielles et les séries temporelles.
Behavioral economics couples scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates financial decisions. In A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, you will learn about some of the many ways in which we behave in less than rational ways, and how we might overcome our shortcomings. You’ll also learn about cases where our irrationalities work in our favor, and how we can harness these human tendencies to make better decisions.
Do you ever wonder why you aren’t as happy and fulfilled as you should be, given everything you have? Or perhaps you are about to graduate and want to know what it takes to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Or maybe you are already as happy as happy can be, but are just curious about the latest findings from the science of happiness. Whatever your situation, this course is for you. By taking it, not only will you learn about “7 deadly happiness sins,” you will also learn how to overcome them through the “7 habits of the highly happy.” .
This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability.
You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used. There will also be a special focus on the legal and ethical complexities in health practice with patients who often require substituted consent.
This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. It can also be used as workforce education for professionals who are interested in mental health.
Being a leader in development means working in complex and challenging contexts. Projects rarely run as planned, and managers need to be flexible and adaptive in their approach.
This course will teach you the skills to tackle complex problems in developing - and developed - countries. You will learn how problems in development contexts are always complex - no matter how simple they may appear at first. You will learn strategies for how to dig deeper into the problem and come up with solutions that address the real issues. You will learn techniques and practical tools for understanding local context, and ways to lead effectively.
This course will also expose you to the disconnect between policy and practice.
Uncertainty is a way of life in development, and leaders need the skills to adapt and excel in this space. Join us to learn effective strategies for being an adaptive leader in development.
This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend that you complete the following courses prior to commencing or in parallel with these courses: Leaders in Global Development and The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development.
This course is a workshop for students with some experience in writing essays, nonfiction prose. Our focus will be negotiating and representing identities grounded in gender, race, class, nationality, sexuality, and other categories of identity, either our own or others', in prose that is expository, exploratory, investigative, persuasive, lyrical, or incantatory. We will read nonfiction prose works by a wide array of writers who have used language to negotiate and represent aspects of identity and the ways the different determinants of identity intersect, compete, and cooperate.
Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are outgrowths of the same systems. Topics include national identity, language diversity, the global labor market, popular culture, sports and climate change.
However, an increase in integration has not brought increased equality. Globalization creates winners and losers among countries and global corporations, making competition the beating heart of the globalization process.
The globalization process exemplifies connectivity. Globalization is unimaginable without the unprecedented electronic networks that project dominant cultural products into every society on earth.
Learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how the world works.
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The basic biology of the virus, HIV, and the disease it causes, AIDS. The economic, social and political factors that determine who gets sick and who remains healthy, who lives and who dies. The progress of scientific research and medical treatments. The reasons for hope; the reasons for fear. (To get a glimpse of some of the materials that students have been posting on the course forums, go to @AIDSFAH or #AIDSFAH.)
What do foreigners think of the United States? Foreign observers and travelers are rarely indifferent to American culture and people. This course examines historical and contemporary views of America held by Chinese, Mexican, French, and multiple African nationals. Join us to examine the multiple perspectives of America through foreign eyes.
Discover what shapes how we talk about schools today by exploring the history of U.S. education reform. Engage with the main actors, key decisions, and major turning points in this history. See how social forces drive reform. Learn about how the critical tensions embedded in U.S. education policy and practice apply to schools nationally, globally— and where you live.
American politics has all the aspects of drama, but it has real meaning for people’s everyday lives.
What are the foundations of the U.S. political system? How do leading institutions such as the presidency and Congress operate? Where do public opinion, political parties, groups, and the media fit in? What explains America’s economic, social, and foreign policies?
If exploring these questions interests you, then this is the course for you. This course is an introduction to the U.S. government that draws on political science and cases—such as the Iraq invasion and health care reform—to explain how the U.S. government system works.
No previous study of American politics needed. Join us on a journey into the heart of the U.S. governing system. This course is ideal for:
- College and advanced placement high school students looking for an introduction to American government.
- U.S.-based political science and government teachers looking for a way to augment their own courses.
- Global teachers and educators looking to explain the American political system to their students and citizens.
- Citizens in the U.S. and abroad who want to understand the workings of the U.S. political system.
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This course will provide you with an overview of the most important health challenges facing the world today. You will gain insight into how challenges have changed over time, we will discuss the likely determinants of such changes and examine future projections. Successful international strategies and programs promoting human health will be highlighted and global health governance structures will be mapped and the role of the key actors explored.