This course was excellent in all aspects, including the interesting and extensive material, as well as Dr. Annemarie Zand Scholten's brilliant lectures that help students digest and enjoy the content.
Excellent course! Well narrated, even entertaining, VERY well structured, with supporting material, and a great mix of theory and examples or discussions. Perhaps the best MOOC I've ever encountered.
par Sathyajith M 1•
I was able to understand a lot more about research methods by doing this course.
par Juan K A•
I recommend it because in did increase my knowledge in social science methods
par Joe M•
Good content, good ideas, great examples. The forums were a little abandoned.
par Vibhor B•
The videos are comprehensive and the assignments really test your learning
par Hanneke L•
Love the videos and the clear explanations of all concepts discussed.
par Georgina D•
Great course. Broad scope and hones in on important ethical aspects.
par Tobias R A•
A very good course, with very good examples, lectures and exams
A very intensive course. Learnt a lot from the course so far.
par Jennifer P•
Good pacing, good explanations, reasonable expectations.
par 婉佑 田•
it's really good for a student in planning department.
par Toshan M•
Good introduction to statistics and social science.
par Chris C•
Very interesting but could have been more rigorous
par Enchill G L•
It is a pleasure and great to learn this course.
par Fabian G•
Interesting and concise. Straight to the point.
par Bartosz K•
Great content and delivered in a clear way.
par Mahalakshmi V•
good and easy understandable subject
par Juan S B M•
very good course, well structured!!
par Madiha G•
Good one for beginners
par PUSPARGHYA S•
THIS HELPS A LOT.
par Ree R•
par MYAT T W•
effective for me
par Jamer N C A•
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par Flavia F•
The course is very interesting and the material discussed is all essential knowledge for doing research in the field of social sciences. I also really appreciate the extra material that the teachers offered, the interesting interviews in particular, which presents the student with the perspective of scientists conducting research in the field.
However, the amount of work required for completing the course is significantly above that mentioned in the course description, or at least in one takes the final assignments seriously.
Another problem I had was with understanding the questions of several final assignments and of the final exam. I have a master in cognitive science, one in analytic philosophy, and I am at the final stage of my PhD in philosophy. I have studied my masters in English, and I am writing my PhD thesis in English. Yet, many questions really puzzled me, including the questions regarding the philosophical content of the course.
Given the difficulties I encountered, I wonder whether this course would be really suitable to undergraduates.
Despite that, I am happy to have completed the course and I recognize that I learned a lot during the course. Despite the final assignments requiring more work than I had planned, I had a lot of fun doing them. Furthermore, I really appreciate the teachers' effort (and I believe quite some was needed) to design this course and to offer students more than it was required to provide them with some basic knowledge.