University College “Pavarësia Vlorë”, Department of Economy, Albania
University of Vlora, “Ismail Qemali”, Department of Business Administration, Albania
Tirana University, Department of Management, Albania
If the citizens of a country are well educated and make a good use of knowledge, are intelligent and well-informed, then they will undoubtedly make the best decisions, they will perceive clearly, they will understand without bias, thus directly affecting the quality of their live as the result of individual or public decisions, and even according to the pooling principle, all this will bring collective results. But being a mature decision-maker means orienting your decision through scientific thinking, and algorithmic thinking. What does the process of scientific thinking and reasoning mean, is there evidence of scientific thinking in the everyday life of citizens, do people use statistics, surveys, primary and secondary data for making decisions, what about their attitude and behavior about problem solving? Through scientific thinking in everyday life, many people make better decisions than others, because through their reasoning process these individuals judge using objective and not subjective criteria. Currently, in the social Albanian environment, personal decision-making is oversimplified not only by non-scientists, but also by scientists, academics, researchers or scholars, because they are often fatalistic in their judgment, thinking that the results are far less influenced by the quality of their decisions, or they think that they are powerless about the results. Although this is a complex and multi-dimensional topic, that may have different discussion perspectives or starting points, in this paper the principle of scientific thinking will be addressed in a descriptive and general outline, to alert the scientific community as well as to highlight the importance of why science and scientific thinking should be integrated into our daily algorithm of living, especially in this era of great advancement in artificial intelligence.
Scientific thinking, society, everyday life, decision making, scientific method criteria.
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