University of Michigan – Comm 211 is the quantitative reasoning course in the Communication Studies curriculum. This course teaches the fundamental thinking skills necessary for the critical evaluation of scientific arguments. The course introduces logic and quantitative reasoning concepts and asks students to apply these concepts critically. Topics include: research design, causal logic, operationalization, conceptualization, and data analysis.
- It’s not my consensus: Motivated reasoning and the sources of scientific illiteracy
- Negativity and Positivity Biases in Economic News Coverage: Traditional vs. Social Media
- Perceptions of health risks of cigarette smoking: A new measure reveals widespread misunderstanding
- Motivated Reasoning in Perceived Credibility of Public Opinion Polls