This course provides an introduction of some important concepts and tools on a very important aspect of data science: cleaning and organizing data before any analysis. A must for any data scientist.
Easy, mostly instructive Course. The Assignments and quizzes are quite good, and illustrates the lessons very well.\n\nSee the videos for general presentation, but use the energy on the excersizes.
par Abdulaziz M A A•
I have to date completed the first 2 courses in Data Science: Foundations using R Specialization.
Today I have cancelled my subscription for the following reasons:
1 Poor course design and delivery
Lesson contents inadequately covered and sourced, lecturers deliver a fast paced recordings with very little examples and references making it hard for beginner students to keep pace and find themselves unprepared for the required quizzes and exams.
2 Course materials needs to be updated and presented to facilitate learning , eg. often times students are referred to static links and too many many times new and un-familiar concepts/ functions are rushed thru with no introduction or explanation.
par Tian C N•
Course content is ok except for the week 2, quite confusing. Not very detail. Quite a few slides asking you to read up yourself from other sources.
And for the quizzes, mostly beyond the scope of the course.
Project wise, coding part is fine. The part that is totally not fine is the project requires you to prepare codebook and README, without any guidance in any videos in this course, or courses prior to taking this course. All you need is to read up yourself from other sources. The community are assuming people who are taking these courses have good knowledge in programming related work.
par Apurva G•
Its extremely difficult to install the packages. Most of the time the instructions are not clear on what packages to intall in the videos. There should be a pre-read with links and instructions on which packages are needed to be able to work on this course. Extremely frustrating, considering a majority of the time is wasted just trying to figure out how to install packages. If you are serious about success of course takers, you have to make it easier to understand and instructions have to be clear.
par Deleted A•
For such a terrible course to then change payment terms without my authorisation. Take $64 from my account without telling me clearly amongst all the other junk mail. Coursera have a lot to answer for, and this specialisation is not even worth wasting your time if it was free.
Taught without purpose; meaningless instructions given to copy without regard of the bigger picture.
par Quoc N•
First quiz states 10 minutes for a 5 question quiz. I am taking way longer due to errors in loading packages and Java. One of the question is out of date and has not been updated in a year. Quality of this course is lacking when changes are constant. The mentors say it's realistic. I'd considering dropping this course and search for a better updated one.
par Daniel L•
Packages and code shown is outdated, different file formats are shown very briefly, without any attempt to communicate understanding. If I have to reproduce code that does not work and then spend hours googling solutions to problems I would not have if this course was done properly, I prefer not doing the course at all. Waste of time.
par Pooia L•
This was a mix of everything course, nothing was completely explained. It would have been a better idea to just pick a limited options and cover them well. The description of the final project was a puzzle and the objective behind it was completely vague. I wanted to quit in the middle, but I put time and that is why I finished it!!!
par Antti S•
Lectures and other material just don't cover the information needed in the course project. Majority of the learning has to be done outside of this course, in order to pass the course project.
I cannot recommend this course anyone who is not deeply familiar with the topic already. The course project is truly frustrating!
par Shanmuga P•
Expected more explanation with the teaching part, detailed lecture depicting live examples is needed to explain each and every module of the course. similar examples like Assignments can be taught by hard-coding them with RStudio
hoping that these things can change with the next courses which I'm enrolling
par Diogo M•
MUito rápido o conteúdo e o fato do suporte ser somente o fórum deixa o curso vago, achei muito fraco os slides e o método de ensino.
Poderiam focar mais em exercícios e nos comandos mais difíceis, pois quando chega nos assignments fiquei perdido por não ter conseguido realizar da forma esperada.
par Michael O•
Basically impossible to complete quizzes and course project using the provided course material. Poor correlation between instruction and testing. Makes one wonder: If I need to solicit others' guidance to complete your tests, why am I paying for your guidance in the first place?
par Jeffrey G•
Why are people writing extensive blog posts contemplating the vague wording of the final assignment when you could just *fix the assignment*? Also, one of the worst explanations of regular expressions I've ever heard.
par Jan-Willem A•
There are quite a few issues with the final assignment of the Getting and Cleaning Data course. I feel this assignments lacks quality in contents, suffers from a flawed process and lack of attention by the moderator.
par Minh V•
The instructor did not devote his time to teaching. Slides were poorly prepared. Links are not working. Although many students have raised the issues, nothing has been done for years.
par arif v•
Doesn't worth the effort. You learn the most by searching online tools each time you encounter a problem while solving a quiz problem or following the steps the instructor did.
par sotiris k•
almost all the videos from week 1 are outdated making it impossible to follow the course,i will propably drop it,this is something that should be addressed by coursera.
par Jayashree K•
The course material was not of much help. Felt lost while doing the assignments. The instructor keeps forgetting that this is a beginners level course
par Brian M•
This entire program is an atrocious waste of time and resources. Get a book on Learning R from your local library and you'll be better off.
I may not able to submit the peer graded assignment. please help me to solve this. My progress is pending because of this assignment
par Alex T•
all the practical things had to be learned by self learning instead of in the course. Peer graded assignment took for ever to pass
par Yashar A•
The worst! I don't recommend you to take any course from this institute. It is just wasting time and money.
par Indraneel B•
Description of assignment questions is not clear. The expected answer from the questions are confusing.
par Sreevalsan M•
The peer grading looks weird. I got a comment on my original work "seemed to be not written by me".
final project is terribly defined. Lecturers, Coursera, and Johns Hopkins should all be ashamed.
par Josh H•
Very scattered and unfocused course. Sad to say that I learned very little from this one.