Data-Driven Decision-Making

Learn how to enhance your decision making with research and data. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this short course

The decision-making process involves identifying problems and resolving them or finding opportunities to innovate or create. Decision making should be an informed process, where we examine data and evidence on which to base our planned actions.

The process of making decisions is complex and requires certain skills including, how to analyse information and know if it is reliable, how to step through generating ideas and making choices, and how to implement and monitor change.

On completion of this course, you will be able to apply various strategies and techniques to make decisions that are informed by data and research.

How to get credit for this course:

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses in our Professional Skills suite. View our full list of courses available within this suite and learn how to accrue your credential points.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for people interested in exploring in detail how research and data informs decision-making and developing the skills to apply strategies and techniques to make choices, plan action, and implement and monitor change.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. You will have up to six months to access the materials and complete the course once you register.

On completion you will be able to:

Describe and apply the steps in the decision-making process.

Differentiate between varying types of research and data.

Apply strategies and techniques to analyse information and inform decision-making.

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins, Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.

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