The constant of technological progress and market changes drives businesses, organization, and all social aspect to work on increasingly more complex. That’s why World Economic Forum incorporating Complex Problem Solving into the most important skills in the 4th Industrial revolution. The WEF report shows that 36% of all jobs across all industries will require complex problem-solving abilities as a core skill by 2020.
The purpose of this interactive-participatory course is to provide an overview of the foundations and applications of complex problem-solving through mixed methods research. You will learn how to prevent “jumping to conclusions” and “jumping to solutions”.
The course will introduce the major types of mixed methods research and discuss objectives and rationales for conducting a mixed method study, it consists of presentation and group exercises on study design, data collection, analysis and decision making strategies. You will also learn how humans think and how to utilize different disciplinary approaches to tackle problems more effectively. It advances your knowledge of your own field by teaching you to look at it in new ways.
At the end the course, you will be confident to be complex thinkers by practicing those skills on different context.
- What is Complex Problems?
- Different Approaches to CPS
- How Our Brain Works
- Information Reduction
- The Importance of the Validity Issue
- Intro to Mixed Methods Research
- Conceptual frameworks and applications
- Mixed Methods Research Design
- Selecting Appropriate Research Tools
- Research Evaluation
- Understanding Types of Data & Collection Procedures
- Strategies for Analyze and Synthesize all the Data
- How to Define Problem Scope
- How to Crafting Problem Statement
- Potential Opportunity Analysis
- The effective way to communicate research conclusion
- Incorporating Insight into Decision Making Process
- Best practices for post-decision implementation