IDS.410J | Spring 2013 | Graduate
Modeling and Assessment for Policy
Course Description
IDS.410J Modeling and Assessment for Policy explores how scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and their role in the policy process through case studies and interactive activities. The …
IDS.410J Modeling and Assessment for Policy explores how scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and their role in the policy process through case studies and interactive activities. The course addresses issues such as analysis of scientific assessment processes, uses of integrated assessment models, public perception of quantitative information, methods for dealing with uncertainties, and design choices in building policy-relevant models. Examples used in this class focus on models and information used in earth system governance.
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An xkcd comic showing a physicist condescendingly "solving" a complicated problem of another scientist.
Scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making (or you could just ask a physicist). Courtesy of Randall Munroe. License: CC-BY-NC.