it was really simple to grasp the core - Sithara Buddhini

Sithara Buddhini
Sri Lanka

"This course was really helpful and informative in allowing us to understand the method even if we do not have any mathematical background."

While studying in Sri Lanka, Sithara Buddhini participated in the online course Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Introduction to Structured Expert Judgment. Read about her experience.

What was your motivation for enrolling in this course/program?
I was a final year undergraduate at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. I had opted to conduct research about "Port Management". The research objectives included uncertainty. My supervisor, Dr. Mahinda Bandara suggested the Classical Expert Model as the research methodology and suggested studying this course to gain a thorough knowledge. I needed to understand the Classical Model in order to proceed with the research and to design the questionnaire. This was my motivation for enrolling in this course. The course content was valuable in helping me to perform a successful research study.

How did/will this course impact your career or life?
This course was really helpful and informative in allowing us to understand the method even if we do not have any mathematical background. It helped to advance my knowledge in this area and my ability to learn about these methods. The output from this course was amazing. Just after completing this course, I designed the questionnaire according to the method and got amazing feedback and output. This course helped me to complete my research study with flying colors.

How was your experience of learning online?
There are no words to describe the quality of the course because all the coordinators gave their maximum to deliver this massive amount of highest quality learning in an effective way so that everyone could understand. Listening to videos was interesting because all the videos have some practical examples. It helped to engage more with the course. I really like the way this course is delivered and it was really simple to grasp the core.

What advice would you give someone who is thinking of taking a similar course?
These methods are new to society and there is more research that is using these methods. These methods are really interesting and super powerful for analyzing expert judgments based on uncertainty. This will not only give you a chance to analyze experts' ideas but also expand your knowledge of the new methods. As a learner and a person who really took advantage of this course, I can recommend it to everyone who engages with the research world and who thirsts for knowledge.

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