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.
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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