Decision Education Research Agenda

Promoting and Guiding Further Research.

Establishing Research Needs in the Decision Education Field

Research illustrating how Decision Education impacts decision-making competence and life outcomes is critical to help build public demand, support policy making, drive adoption, and improve instructional experiences in K-12 education.

To promote and guide more research in the field of Decision Education, the Alliance developed this Decision Education Research Agenda. The framework was created after hosting a convening of prominent scholars in the judgment and decision-making field, and combining their insights with experience at the Alliance. The Research Agenda is intended to 1) highlight future research needs in Decision Education, and 2) serve as a guide for a collaborative community of researchers to generate research ideas, projects, and findings that inform practice in the field. It is meant to be an ongoing and integral part of building a knowledge base of credible evidence that strengthens the field of Decision Education.

The Research Agenda describes four key research areas to focus on in order to actively advance the field.

Presentation of Research Agenda at SJDM

The Decision Education Research Agenda was presented by the Alliance at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) on November 19, 2023 in San Francisco, CA. Please use the citation below to cite the agenda in your work.

Alliance for Decision Education. (2023, November 19). A Research Agenda for Decision Education: Teaching Decision-Making and Evaluating the Results [Poster Presentation]. Society for Judgment and Decision Making Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. United States.

Parenthetical Citation: (Alliance for Decision Education, 2023)

Narrative Citation: Alliance for Decision Education (2023)

This initial framework was created in collaboration with:

Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D., Howard Heinz University Professor in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
Jonathan Baron, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
Ellen Peters, Ph.D., Philip H. Knight Chair, Director of the Center for Science Communication Research, and Professor of Journalism and Communication and of Psychology at the University of Oregon
Maggie Toplak, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at York University
Joshua Weller, Ph.D., Lecturer at Leeds University Business School
Johannes Siebert, Ph.D., Professor of Decision Sciences and Behavioral Economics at the Management Center of Innsbruck

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