Improving and evaluating reasoning

In January 2017, we commenced work on the SWARM project, which is the University of Melbourne’s team in the larger CREATE program – Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation- aims to find ways to improve reasoning by taking advantage of (a) the wisdom of crowds, and (b) structured analytical techniques, implemented in cloud-based systems.

Four research teams have been selected to participate in a number of rounds, in which the systems they create will be tested by an independent evaluation group. The analyses produced by test crowds using the systems will be evaluated in a number of dimensions: 

  • Do they make correct or accurate judgements?

  • How rigorous and comprehensive is their analysis?

  • How clearly is the analysis communicated?

  • How user-friendly is the system?

You can read more about the project or listen to some interviews about it. If you’d like to stay informed about the project, sign up here.

SWARM is led by Prof Mark Burgman, Tim Van Gelder, Fiona Fidler and Richard de Rozario.

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