Apr 21, 2016
This is a nice course...thanks for providing such a great content from University of Amserdam.\n\nPlease allow us to complete the course as I have to wait till the session starts for week 2 lessions.
Mar 06, 2016
This course is really awesome. Designed well. Looks like a lot of efforts have been taken by the team to build this course. Kudos to everyone. Keep up the good work and thank you very much.
por Marta B•
Jul 06, 2019
The lectures (videos) are very clear and helpful but the R program is not useful. The most popular program to calculate statistics is SPSS or Excel. The R program is still not clear for me and I will not use it. I feel like I lost many hours trying to learn it. It would be much better if you use Excel because everyone has Office and is more or less familiar with this software. If I use R then I won't be sure if my calculations are correct. Anyway, the course explains basics of the statistics very well and now I can proceed with my research.
por Curt E•
Mar 14, 2017
The course has fun illustrations and a high quality of production, but the lessons themselves don't dive very deep. Ideas are introduced but not considered in depth. One such example is variance. We get the equations but not much insight into what it is a measure of and it's value. Additionally, and this might just be me, but the experiments used to illustrate examples at times are difficult to understand.
Sep 07, 2017
The first two weeks of this course are really good. I enjoy the format (switching between manual math equations and performing tasks in R). However after week three the course becomes hard to follow as the material feels too condensed and the instructor is not quite as clear. I would recommend taking some basics in Khan Academy before trying to attempt the full of this course.
por Christelle C•
Apr 06, 2017
I am new to statistics and found most of the lessons difficult to understand, although I did pass the course and had taken the first two courses of the specialization before. More exercises would help. Also I do not plan on using R in the future so this part of the course was not very relevant to me, but it was not the hardest.
por Gabriel O M•
Sep 10, 2018
Some lectures were very good but others were extremely bad. Especially those given by the second professor were very confusing and not very well planned. One video even finished in the middle of a sentence. The exercises in R were also sometimes very badly designed. It was frustrating to try and finish them.
por Kamal T•
Mar 03, 2016
The cartoons and animations used in this course really make statistics a lot easier and interesting. However few modules especially the later part of probability do not explain the concepts thoroughly. However, this is a great place to start!
Also, the addition of R exercises are a great idea
por Nikita F•
Sep 13, 2017
Unfortunately I didn't like this course – the basic things are explained in great details (which is not always necessary), but more complicated terms are not covered in the way they should.
por SRINIVAS R•
Apr 02, 2016
some of the videos were outstanding and easy to understand. Need more handholding for understanding of concepts and review/explanation of the quiz results will reinforce learning further.
por Eunice H•
Jan 04, 2020
I was expecting to learn basic statistic before diving into the programming. I did not take this class to get familiar with R programming. And it slow me down.
por Christina P•
Oct 26, 2017
It was a really nice and informative course. As a statistics rookie, I can say with confidence that I now know the basics of Statistics! Thank you very much!
por Bhupesh P•
Mar 03, 2017
Course material is not enough, you need to also refer at least one reference book as well.
por Yutian L•
May 16, 2017
if we can have a review before the final exam will help a lot. and the r lab is so hard.
por Pankaj M•
Nov 25, 2016
2 Stars less because they should have included R video tutorials
por Sujoy S•
Jun 02, 2019
Very tuff quiz questions
por Rasmus B•
Jun 29, 2019
por Courtney v S•
Nov 10, 2016
Not very helpful. In the homework I spent more time wrestling with commands in R than actually gaining an understanding of the subject matter.
Also, I really didn't need so many subject matter examples about the professor's baby's pooping habits. (And my family is Dutch with all the offensive humor that comes with it, so it's not just a matter of the sense of humor not translating)
I'm re-taking Statistics with Calculus online at my local state university and frankly, I can't notice any benefit from taking this course first. My current online Statistics with Calculus course is rewarding and I feel like I'm truly gaining mastery of the topics, whereas in the Basic Statistics course I was floundering.
The graphics in the way the lessons are presented are well done! But I would have been just fine with fewer graphics if it meant more worked-through examples.
por Dafna M•
Dec 06, 2019
Most of the courses didn't feel like basic statistics, they were very hard, plus a lot of the presentations were difficult to understand. I felt that there is a significant disparity between the two lecturers; the way they present the learnt materials is very different. In several times i had a gap and had to look for more information online. This is called "basic statistics" and it felt like i was supposed to start the course with a previous knowledge which i didn't have.
Dec 15, 2019
This course is more about learning R-programming which is totally useless for me. The videos are nice. Try instead buying the book and do the excercises with python or excel.
por Andrea F•
Dec 29, 2016
I've only gotten started, but there seems some assumptions made about how much we know and how quickly we can pick up these new terms and ideas.
Feb 25, 2019
The program is good. The videos not so much. The professors are speaking pretty fast. It would have been good to have some written material.
por yazhini c•
Aug 16, 2016
R labs are too tedious for people with medical or science background! we need explanations rather than trying to figure it out on our own!
por Ivan C•
Jan 07, 2016
por Richard N B A•
Feb 09, 2016
Puerile, made up examples with made up data, no deeper treatment of the mathematics involved than the here-is-a-magic-formula-use-it approach and mistakes (including serious conceptual and factual errors) evident in the quizzes and the R labs. Far better to look out for the "Data Analysis and Statistical Inference" course by Duke on Coursera that is presented by a passionate statistics teacher, covers the same material (and more) and provides a far better introduction to R than this course.
One of the stated purposes of this specialization is to clean up the way social scientists conduct science and are perceived as scientists; in this respect, it appears that the worst enemies of social scientists are social scientists.