Oct 31, 2015
The course deserves a 5-star rating because: (1) content is relevant, (2) the professor is concise and possesses great teaching skills, and (3) the learning modules are applicable to daily problems.
Dec 20, 2016
Overall, the course material is good with many example. Need a general knowledge with mathematical and statistical from the beginning to pass the exam, because course slide is a little bit fast.
by Jussi N•
Jan 09, 2017
An absolutely dreadful course. The only things you'll end up studying are how to use the spreadsheets given and what the instructor was thinking when creating them... I can't figure out what, and there doesn't seem to be any way of finding out. The lectures were mostly stuff I learned at school and really quite easy, but I just have no idea what the final project has got to do with the lectures.
by Maria S•
Feb 26, 2016
this course is definitely NOT for beginners. you MUST have intermediate to advanced knowledge of statistics and math. I had to resort to google and khan academy extensively just to grasp the concepts in this course. This course also does not teach you everything about excel, let alone master it. you just refer to pre made excel sheets for quizzes. thats it. Good luck figuring those out.
by Mauritz S•
Jun 14, 2017
This course has nothing to do with data analysis in excel, but rather the mathematical concepts behind analysis in general. The only thing related to excel are the spreadsheets provided with the videos. Unfortunately, the professor never uses the spreadsheets and actually shows how to build said analysis, but rather just hands them to you and lets you figure it out with 0 guidance.
by Simeon H•
Apr 22, 2016
This is an advanced Statistics class. Learning was chaotic, confusing, and fast paced. Strong Mathematics skills required. As icing on the cake, there is an 8 hour project at the end of the course .. and they only tell you at the end that you should have been working on this all along! Not at all what I wanted to learn or find productive in the real world.
by Nicole H•
Jan 19, 2016
Was very frustrated with this course. Does not have a strong emphasis on Excel skills and the statistics models provided seem to be randomly chosen and poorly explained. Quizzes were interesting, but time-consuming because of the necessary extra research outside of provided lectures.
by WEI H•
Jun 29, 2020
I don't even want to give 1 star even. The videos do not match the quizes at all. You have to put in much much more time on the useless sheets it provided, and they call it as practical experience! It's probably the worst course I've encountered on Coursera. Don't enroll it.
by Camilla O•
Mar 09, 2016
Content is not well organized, videos are disconnected from one another, explanations are not clear, spreadsheets contain vast information that is not explained anywhere. It is been quite difficult to follow through the course and I bet many students are giving up.
by Eduardo S H•
Jan 22, 2016
Being honest, the lessons in the course are disconnected with the weekly tests, specially for the final exam. Professor Daniel Egger and his assistan MUST improve the lessons, including examples step by step specially for the multiple linear regression su
by Ketian Y•
Feb 21, 2017
Not very helpful for those with a solid statistical background. I prefer to use R to do the modeling things, while this course should talk more about pivot tables and existing useful financial functions which advantage over other statistical tools.
by Mohamad H•
Jul 10, 2016
Really unhappy with how difficult and over complicated it is. I came here to learn about Excel. Pivot tables? functions? The course really loses focus and its unfortunate that I am now stuck here and cannot continue the entire specialization.
by Nicole P•
Dec 12, 2015
Very confusing lectures, he says you don´t have to have a basic level of excel to do the course but I didn´t find that true. Struggled through all of the lecture videos and the quizzes seemed to come out of left field.
by Dan L•
Jan 22, 2016
In the course info this is described as the first course in the series and that it requires no prior knowledge but the first week quiz contains questions referring to an equation 'discussed in the previous course'.
by Erik B•
Feb 11, 2016
Given this is the third (or fourth) iteration of this course, it's telling that the errors from the original release remain in the videos and quizzes. There are other, higher-quality Data Science MOOCs available.
by Abhiroop B•
Apr 18, 2020
The Audio is not audible properly and the course material is not explanatory. The content and the quizzes or tasks dont add up. I had to often refer to google to find the modeling ideas.
by sagar c•
Mar 24, 2016
The course structure is not thoughtfully prepared. There is a lot of confusion around what the instructor wants to say. The practice quizzes and course content have no match whatsoever
by YONG-YU W•
Nov 15, 2015
Don't know how to apply the statistics and excel formula in real world situation. Besides, it becomes focus on approving statistics equation than teaching data analysis in excel
by Iselie I•
Aug 10, 2016
En mi opinion es un tema muy interesante sin embargo cuesta entender lo que el profesor está diciendo por lo que es muy dificil llevar el ritmo del material...
by Esuene S•
Apr 24, 2016
Poorly coordinated lectures. References to resources that are not provided. No response (at least, for days on end) when questions are posted on the forums
by Roberto K•
Apr 13, 2016
Interesting statistical concepts, and great theory. However, the lectures and the quizzes do not prepare the student well for the final project.
by Josh H•
Dec 16, 2017
Terrible course, almost no focus on Excel and the lectures were incomprehensible. Please redo this class with Dr. Borg teaching it.
by Richard C•
Nov 11, 2015
Where is the course study material and are you providing a book on this subject and Excel? You have me lost.
by Aizaz S•
Dec 06, 2015
absolutely one of the worst courses... I am deleting it from my list.
no slides make it harder to follow.
by Alexey E•
Dec 27, 2015
the course neither explains statistics properly, nor teaches how to use excel effectively, disappointed
by Elias R F•
Sep 15, 2016
This is more of an introduction to statistics lesson than one in excel... not what I had signed up for
by Alex B•
Feb 06, 2017
Not enough detail and information provided in the lectures to undertake the final assessment.