Sep 08, 2017
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.
Apr 15, 2020
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.
par Francisco J O D•
Aug 09, 2020
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.
par Senthil K M•
Nov 11, 2016
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.
par Deleted A•
Nov 12, 2017
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.
par Zahscha G•
May 25, 2020
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.
par Clifton H•
Oct 16, 2018
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).
par Darky C•
Nov 28, 2018
Pretty good in explaining the basics of data science
par Adeyemi O A•
Jan 10, 2019
Very good course for beginner in data science
par JEFFERSON D S N•
Aug 31, 2018
SIMPLESMENTE SENSACIONAL !
par Maximiliano F M•
Aug 13, 2020
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)
par Usenaliev N•
Dec 08, 2018
Would be great to have more reading materials
par Aman U•
Jan 05, 2019
Good but need more explanations for topics.
par PALAKOLLU S M•
Aug 10, 2018
Teaching of lessons are simply amazing.
par Jasmine P G•
Aug 16, 2018
The course is clear and good to learn,
par Md. Z M•
May 23, 2020
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.
par Lakmini R•
Jun 09, 2020
It was basic but was very helpful. However, more things on actual data science should have been included in the course
par Rahat R•
Jun 11, 2020
Computer voice is not good to listen otherwise the course will be a great material to start data science.
par Yujian B•
Jun 11, 2020
Automated videos are difficult to focus.
par S.M.Abid R•
Jul 20, 2020
It seems very basic
par ANURAG A•
Jun 11, 2020
Robot voice should be replaced by the course instructor's face to face interaction.
par Robert T•
Jun 09, 2020
Good course content but I really disliked the robotic voice used in the lecture.
par Adam C•
Jul 21, 2020
I started the course but didn't like the computer based audio lectures.
par SHENGNAN Y•
Nov 13, 2017
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.....
par Christina P•
Aug 11, 2020
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.
par Diego V B P•
Mar 11, 2019
"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?
par Thiago F N•
Feb 01, 2020
HORRIBLE, SO DAMN BAD!
I've done over 50+ courses online from places like Coursera, edX,Udemy and I've never been across a course so bad like this one, the whole content could have been summarized and turned into a one week part inside another course.
And the robot voice?! Geez, I understand why, but don't, just don't, it makes us lose the interest in the course, thankfully I have other Data Science certifications and I could do all the tests, but damn, SO SO BAD!