Teaching Decision Making with Social Networks

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Ali E. Abbas
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Decision analysis is an essential life skill that is seldom taught before college and is rarely used in our daily decisions. Many people do not even recognize that decision skills can be taught and used. In a 2012 New York Times article [1], Larry Summers noted: “In an earlier era where many people were involved in surveying land, it made sense to require that almost every student entering a top college know something of trigonometry. Today, a basic grounding in probability, statistics and decision analysis makes far more sense.”