Professor II Andrea Saltelli will hold a course “Numbers for policy: Practical problems in quantification” 13. March – 17. March 2017 at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Bergen, Norway.
This Advanced course directed towards PhD-candidates and postdoctoral fellows in quantitative sciences and in particular fields of research that produce evidence for public policy and decision making. Students from both the natural sciences, social sciences and health sciences are welcome.
The course introduces concepts of responsible quantification as an antidote to inconsiderate use of numbers both within and without academia. It shows pitfalls to be avoided and offers – with example – tools and recipes for reasonable use of quantitative methods.