Making Better Group Decisions: Voting, Judgement Aggregation and Fair Division

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Making Better Group Decisions: Voting, Judgement Aggregation and Fair Division

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Learn about different voting methods and fair division algorithms, and explore the problems that arise when a group of people need to make a decision.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 2 months ago
Do you complain that MOOCs are nothing more than very easy introductions? Do you feel like taking up a challenge? Are you fascinated by the intricacies of group decision? Have you ever wondered if simple plurality voting, used in most elections nowadays, really is the best way of electing candidates? Then this is the course for you! This is a wonderful course about group decision theory. You will hear about group decisions, what are the advantages and drawbacks of several mechanisms, some interesting paradoxes in choice, and also some crucial criteria when devising a method to allocate resources. This will challenge you to think about what is more important to you - would you prefer a division of goods in society that is envy-free or equitable, for example? The course is indeed introductory, but the lectures have a significant amount of detail and mathematical formalism. This is not all talk - you will really need to understand the c... Do you complain that MOOCs are nothing more than very easy introductions? Do you feel like taking up a challenge? Are you fascinated by the intricacies of group decision? Have you ever wondered if simple plurality voting, used in most elections nowadays, really is the best way of electing candidates? Then this is the course for you! This is a wonderful course about group decision theory. You will hear about group decisions, what are the advantages and drawbacks of several mechanisms, some interesting paradoxes in choice, and also some crucial criteria when devising a method to allocate resources. This will challenge you to think about what is more important to you - would you prefer a division of goods in society that is envy-free or equitable, for example? The course is indeed introductory, but the lectures have a significant amount of detail and mathematical formalism. This is not all talk - you will really need to understand the concepts in depth and manipulate them in concrete calculations to pull through. The quizzes are hard (though the exam was relatively easier), but you have a passing grade of 80%. But the lectures are so enjoyable and the exercises so fun and instructive that it's worth carrying out all the work just for the sake of it. The instructor makes a great job at expressing how cool this area of research is. The only reason why I don't give it a full 5 stars is because the course gets confusing at times. There is so much information on so many different aspects of group choice that sometimes I felt lost, without knowing where I was in the lecture or in the syllabus. Of course this can be solved in future offerings simply by improving the introductory lectures each week. I'm sure the next time around this will be a 5-star course. Highly recommended!
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4 years, 8 months ago
Honestly the only change I would have liked to be made is more content, maybe a whole semester (15 weeks) of material instead of just seven weeks. That way more topics in social choice theory could have been explored. The material is very mathematics-heavy. Despite the intro video in which the instructor says otherwise. You will need to be able to do some mathematics for the quizzes and this is one of the major complaints about the class in the forums. On the bright side, if you like learning about math this class is definitely for you.
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5 years, 2 months ago
I had read some short articles about voting and decision paradoxes. This course was an interesting and more detailed explanation of the concepts. It's surprising which factors play into making optimal decision schemes.
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