Improving IS Student Decisions: A Framework for Debiasing IS Projects
East Carolina University
Projects are a powerful way to help students learn IS concepts.
Yet, student results are often wildly inconsistent in quality. Is there a
way to systemically improve the quality of projects made by students to
create higher quality results? This presentation introduces a framework for
evaluating project design that strategically debiases student thinking. By instituting
an array of task-based and behavioral-based debiasing techniques, instructors can
design a course to effectively limit or mitigate the biases of students. This framework
has been used in a project for an e-commerce course, but opportunities abound in other
courses. This presentation will be interactive, with
worksheets and activities to spark conversation.
IS Instructors teaching with projects.