Probabilistic judgements e-learning
Elicitation requires experts to make probabilistic judgements, such as median and quartiles, that are difficult
and unfamiliar tasks for most experts. Training is always given in a SHELF workshop,
but it takes time for experts to understand the judgements required and to make them reliably.
The idea of the e-learning course
is for experts who will take part in a SHELF elicitation workshop to get exposure to the kinds of judgements
they will be required to make, before the workshop itself, and in a relaxed, self-paced way.
The development of the course was funded by a grant from the United States
Office of Naval Research for
the PCOD+ project
whose primary concern was the study of how human disuption, for instance from shipping or wind-farms,
affects marine mammals. The course therefore draws particularly on examples from that area, although it is
addressed to experts from any discipline.
The screen designs and programming are the work of Grifo Multimedia srl.
Take the course
The e-learning course, entitled "Probabilistic Judgements for Expert Elicitation" is open for anyone to use.
You are free to take the course by following the links below for the five modules. If you stop in the middle
of a module, you will be asked when you start it again whether you wish to continue from where you left off.
Warning. Some users experience difficulties in the final module. This seems to be related to which browser
they are using and how it is configured. We are still investigating this problem.
If you find that the module stops running, leaving you with a blank screen with some pulsing cricles that does not
move on after a minute or more, then simply close the module. You have anyway finished the course - you will
simply not receive feedback on your last set of judgements. You may try another browser, but will probably
have to run the module right through from the beginning again.
Please tell us what you think of the course!
The course can easily be customised for experts in a specific discipline. The main customisation task
is just to change the examples so that they are relevant to that discipline. If you are interested in
creating a customised course, please email Tony O'Hagan.
Last updated: 9 January 2018
Maintained by: Tony O'Hagan