Full details of the semester one CDR seminar series.
Dr Nadine Fleischhut, of the Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin, will be delivering the sixth presentation in the Centre for Decision Research’s 2017/18 seminar series. This seminar is co-hosted with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI).
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CDR Seminar: Patrycja Śleboda – Measurements of Rationality: Individual Differences in Information Processing, the Transitivity of Preferences and Decision Strategies
Dr Patrycja Śleboda, of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, will be delivering the fifth presentation in the Centre for Decision Research’s 2017/18 seminar series.
CDR Seminar: Josh Weller – “Who is a Risk Taker? Insights from Behavioral Decision-Making and Individual Differences Research”
Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology Josh Weller, of Tilburg University, The Netherlands, will be delivering the fourth presentation in the Centre for Decision Research’s 2017/18 seminar series.
CDR Seminar: Emmanouil Konstantinidis – “The decision dynamics of risky intertemporal choice: Preference accumulation, path dependency and delayed optimism”
Dr Emmanouil Konstantinidis, lecturer at Leeds University Business School, will be delivering the third presentation in the Centre for Decision Research’s 2017/18 seminar series.
CDR Seminar: Usman Qamar – “A novel framework to improve the accuracy of detecting sentiments from textual data”
Dr Usman Qamar, Director of the Knowledge and Data Science Research Centre (KDRC) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, will be delivering the second presentation in the Centre for Decision Research’s 2017/18 seminar series. Abstract Sentiment Analysis is increasingly becoming popular in the field of big data analysis where the aim…
CDR Seminar: Christina Phillips – “Using transdisciplinary methods to catalyse positive change in an uncertain manufacturing environment”
Abstract Applying analytics in organisations to gain maximum effect is a complex task when there is a high degree of uncertainty. Yet, its effective use can help to improve workflow and enhance job satisfaction. In this seminar, Dr Christina Phillips presents a snapshot of her work on the development of Human Centric Analytics: creating analytics…
CDR and Cities Theme seminar – Caezilia Loibl: “Financial vulnerability in older age in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands”
Abstract: This study is based on in-depth interviews and online surveys of financially fragile older adults in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands (N=1,072). We investigate the relationship of financial distress in older age with material deprivation and social isolation. This research was funded through a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship of the European Commission, and was conducted in…
ESRC FOOD seminar: Food security and novel food solutions: implications for food choice, safety, and waste
Speakers: Professor Michael Siegrist (ETH Zurich, Switzerland.) Professor Siegrist’s research interests include: risk perception, risk communication, acceptance of new technologies, and decision making under uncertainty. He is especially interested in food and consumer behaviour. Dr Margot Kuttschreuter (University of Twente, Netherlands). Dr Kuttschreuter’s research focuses on: risk perception and risk communication, mostly in relation to food issues….
CDR, Priestley Centre, SRI and CCCEP Seminar: Michael Siegrist, ETH Zurich – “Symbolic information causes biased decisions”
Abstract In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behavior, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
CDR Seminar: Annelies Van Daal and Elody Hutten – “How to overcome inertia? On choices in the Dutch pension system”
Abstract: The Dutch pension system is the only one of its kind in the pension landscape across the world. This uniqueness stems from, among other things, an almost complete absence of choice options. Recently, however, a shift in paradigm is taking place, from mandatory one-size-fits-all solutions, to a pension system in which tailor-made solutions are…
Abstract Though hedonic regression remains a popular technique for estimating property values, structural equation modelling (SEM) is increasingly seen as a realistic analysis alternative. The presentation concerns an SEM analysis of a historical dataset for a large Canadian realtor. An iterative approach was adopted for the modelling, the first phase focusing on internal relationships between…