It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.
As a business student from Bangladesh who is aspiring to be a data analyst in near future, I love this course very much. The quizzes and assessments were the places to check how much I exactly learnt.
por Anh T N•
Very basic stuff and very dull, monotone computer-synthesized voice. The quizzes are also so easy you may as well not take them.
por Francisco J O D•
I'm a web developer who is interested in a career in the Data field. That means I know version control and I have more than basic computer knowledge.
I read 1 star reviews' and found people saying lots of things, for example:
1) "Having a course that teaches you how to install programs is very basic and lazy"
The Data Science field sounds challenging to me. Even though I know how to install programs, this easy approach makes the course seems achievable for me. I'm thankful for this, because I guarantee this course will suit people with different academic backgrounds and since it's not really complicated or difficult, it is in fact a very welcoming introduction for a field that might scare people.
Even though I thought this course was going to dig deeper into Data Science topics, the title of the course states it clearly: Data Scientist's Tool Box.
2) "The robotic voice is so boring and distracting I couldn't finish the course"
It wasn't for me. In fact, it was better. I found it less distracting than watching a human being talking.
Also, I think the way they explained why they make the course videos this way is genius. It makes you want to learn Data Science, which I think is one of the most important things a teacher should do: get you excited about the subject.
This course is intended to be completed in 4 week, I finished it in a week.
I do think it's a good starting point and I didn't find it "too basic" at all.
Give it a try if you've never been a tech dude or dudette.
por Senthil K M•
Impressive explanation on the subject., Freshers with no knowledge about the domain can easily understand the subject. Thank you so much for such a fantastic MOOC mode of learning possibility. Love it all.
por Deleted A•
Really impressed with the completeness of the learning environment. I would rate this more highly than a traditional classroom because of the interaction and opportunity to go over concepts repeadedly.
por Zahscha G•
I enjoyed the format of this course. It was a good quick introduction to some Data Science concepts, R, and Git. I liked that the same material was available in video/audio as well as reading material.
por Clifton H•
Straightforward and the tasks aligned well with the instruction. Examples were used to good effect. Highly recommend using the course forums if you're stuck on a problem (especially the final project).
por Darky C•
Pretty good in explaining the basics of data science
por Adeyemi O A•
Very good course for beginner in data science
por JEFFERSON D S N•
SIMPLESMENTE SENSACIONAL !
por Maximiliano F M•
Its a basic course to learn general terms of data science. It helps you to set up all the programs that you need to start in this discipline: RStudio, Github and some additional good practices. In general, its a good course. However, I missed coding and a person explaining the videos (i understand the idea behind this, but the concepts on this particular Mooc are so introductory that the argument is not valid for me)
por Usenaliev N•
Would be great to have more reading materials
por Aman U•
Good but need more explanations for topics.
por PALAKOLLU S M•
Teaching of lessons are simply amazing.
por Jasmine P G•
The course is clear and good to learn,
por Md. Z M•
The course is well structured with enough content provided on each topic. However, the steps to install softwares on Linux, or any instructions to complete the setup on a Linux machine, is missing. Also, I feel that the course is so basic, both in content and duration, that it could be accommodated easily in a few lectures in the next course in the Specialisation. In a nutshell, it doesn't deserve a price tag.
por Lakmini R•
It was basic but was very helpful. However, more things on actual data science should have been included in the course
por Rahat R•
Computer voice is not good to listen otherwise the course will be a great material to start data science.
por Yujian B•
Automated videos are difficult to focus.
por S.M.Abid R•
It seems very basic
por ANURAG A•
Robot voice should be replaced by the course instructor's face to face interaction.
por Robert T•
Good course content but I really disliked the robotic voice used in the lecture.
por Adam C•
I started the course but didn't like the computer based audio lectures.
por SHENGNAN Y•
I missed the entire course deadline just because I stuck in one of week 4 projects - pushing a file into GitHub. When I went to the forum, there are so many people in the same situation. The main reason is that the week 4 video did not cover the project content well. Overall, compared to other programming courses I took on Coursera, this course is not well organized at all! Instructors basically just read words in slides, no interesting examples and no hands-on practices, especially week 4 slides that look like a syntax reference document. So the entire instruction is very boring, making me wonder why I need to sit here and listen to word reading rather than buying a textbook. Also, people coming here to learn it are new learners. When the instruction skipped much and made the content not logical and complete, it is very difficult for us to understand what the video is talking about. That's why in forum there are so many people expressing their confusions. This entire specialization is the one that I've taken and feel the worst (I got lost in the R course too). I strongly recommend the instructors of this course watch and learn how the instructor of the specialization "Python for Everyone" organizes and teaches the content. He makes programming become very interesting and easy to understand. He also provides many hand-on practices to help learners understand abstract concepts. Unfortunately this specialization instruction is just about reading words in the boring slides.....
por Christina P•
Although they spend ample time explaining how the course was using technology in order to stay up to date, it was far from it. If you are using a Mac computer, be prepared to google every assignment because the Mac instructions are going to be for an older version. Then I expected to learn about Data Science as a career... not in this class. I feel like I know no more about Data Science than I did when I began. I am probably not going to continue through the entire certificate, and instead learn the languages it suggested were more common - SQL and Python, and pick up the "Data Science" somewhere along the way.
por Diego V B P•
"You passed this course! Your grade is 100.00%."
I feel like I have not learned much.
Even though I have taken 100%, as you can see above, the course tackles very little programming. And the final project, it asks to do some activities, but when looking at the forum, I saw that what was talked about, had a level of knowledge that the course had not taught. But worst of all, was receiving financial help from 1/9 courses. Would not it be for the whole course? They are complementary. What will I do with 1 certified course, which as you can see my complaint above, I have not learned anything?