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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3950 Current Issues in Decision Making

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Yasmina Okan
Email: y.okan@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1785 Introduction to Effective Decision Making
OR
LUBS2785 How Managers Make Decisions

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module reflects a growing research field on decision making, and aims to build your understanding of key topics in this field and the associated practical implications. The module can help you to achieve an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge research in decision making, including its relevance for your own personal and professional decision making. Decision research has influenced policy worldwide to help people to make better decisions in different applied domains, including finance, health, and sustainability. The module will be based primarily on discussion of research papers. Students are expected to read the assigned papers before class and be prepared to discuss them in depth in class. Key concepts and several applied problems will be covered by the tutor in short lectures.

Objectives

This module aims to build students' understanding of key topics in recent management decision making research and of the associated practical implications. The aim is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge research in decision making, including its relevance for their own personal and professional decision making. The module also aims to build students’ ability to critically evaluate evidence from the scientific literature in the field (e.g., identifying strengths and weaknesses of the research, contextualizing research findings and assessing their significance), as well as their ability to communicate confidently about issues in decision making.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to identify and analyse:
- selected current issues in management decision making research
- one or more specific research methods employed in management decision making research and the ways in which they can be used to answer research questions

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific
- analyse issues in management decision research and research methods, evaluating potential solutions to the issues raised
- assess the relevance of the issues presented above for personal and managerial decision making as appropriate

Transferrable
- analyse and think critically
- communicate in writing and practice oral communication


Syllabus

As current issues necessarily change rapidly, it is not possible to specify the detail of the content at this stage. The following are the topics covered in previous years , but these should be considered indicative content, subject to change:

- Impression management with graphs
- Moral judgment and decision making
- The impact of numeracy on decision making
- The effect of default options on decision making
- Judging intentionality and blame: Implications for business ethics
- Metacognitive experiences in decision making: The effect of fluency
- Expertise and decision making
- Individual differences in decision making
- Affective forecasting
- Ecological rationality

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial102.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students will have to complete an online assessment. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it. The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:20:01

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