Jun 05, 2017
I knew a lot about probability before starting this course, but I didn't know much of anything about frequentist statistics. This course helped me understand some tricky concepts.
Jan 12, 2016
Very concise, well-presented course. This was my second time taking it as a refresher. Prof. Caffo does a great job presenting the materials. However, prepare to be challenged.
by Omar M B•
Jan 29, 2017
For prospective students who are looking to enter the biostatistics/epidemiology field in the future. This course is designed as an in depth fundamentals of biostatistics where Professor Brain Caffo dives deep into some of the key formulas, origins of statistical formulas, and theoretical aspects of statistics.
Great lecture with valuable information, however, due to the lack of engagement within the lectures, it absolutely leave students who have no background of Calculus or Linear Algebra in the dust with no reference to assist them in the course. Once or if a student has a solid foundation for the topics covered in this course, this information is very insightful and understandable.
you might ask yourself, someone who doesn't have a prior knowledge of the material covered in the course if you should even take part in the course, my answer would still be yes, so long as you are willing take notes, save the videos, and return back to them at a later point once you build yourself up by studying calculus, statistics, and/or linear algebra.
by Mengyu D•
Feb 18, 2017
by Joseph V M•
Jul 18, 2019
This course was informative. The strongest aspect of the course were the exercises; they were challenging, requiring me to think about the material and apply the material in a way that was not necessarily demonstrated in the lectures. I would have preferred more exercises, in fact.
by vibha h•
Jul 17, 2019
Lectures are a bit confusing. I watched youtube videos for better explanations.
by Zixiao L•
May 16, 2019
This course taught me a lot on statistics, but the courseware is a little boring for me. I think the courseware will be better if it becomes more vivid. Overall it is a very good course and I get a lot of expected knowledge.
by Le B Y•
Apr 23, 2019
Very good course.
by Mikolaj K•
Jan 02, 2019
Very thorough introduction to statistics (Definitely more generic than just "bio"). Some of the homeworks are very mathematical, but the main body of work is understandable without too much of mathematical effort. Extremely well paced and self-contained which is a signature of the best coursers materials.
Good starting point for all scientist eager to truly understand the tools we all use. I'm looking now for a follow-up course from professor Brian.
Sep 09, 2018
Great course, excellent homework/quizzes and comparatively rigorous treatment by a great Prof.
by Daniel L•
Sep 08, 2018
Love the course, and its willingness to delve into the basics of the theory behind biostatistics. Wish there were more like it.
by Ahmed E•
Aug 24, 2018
Content is very good but please make it more MOOC friendly. More diagrams and animations to help visualize concepts would be useful. Also try to give more layman explanations for concepts getting through stats jargon was sometimes a struggle. Overall a pleasing course though!
by Joseph L•
Jun 15, 2018
This is a very worthful course to SUFFER! I'd like to say, no camp, no gain. In addition to the statistics with math, I experience how important of "hang on there and never give up"!I'm going to the camp 2 to see what's gonna happen.
by Martin M•
Jun 09, 2018
One of the greatest introductory courses on statistics available for free in the internet. If you are interested in the subject you should really go for it, but realize that indeed it is very difficult and you will need to do a lot of extra research, especially at the exercises. Great couse.
by Haresh S B•
Jun 02, 2018
A whirlwind tour of statistics. Questions are very tough. You have to rack your brains hard, to solve them. But well worth the effort.
by BRETT B•
May 27, 2018
Does this really need to be called mathematical BIOstatistics? The content itself is regular mathematical statistics, just with examples from biology. Add in a couple of examples from elsewhere and the scope of the class is broadened. Still, as someone with a STEM background but not in biology, I found this course to be excellent.
by Sai Y•
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 07, 2018
Hopefully It can be more related to Bios, Yet it's a amazing course for stat.
by Blake T E•
Apr 06, 2018
This course is phenomenally well developed with great curriculum and materials for building astrong base to enter into statistics with a strong base of knowledge.
by Madhu S•
Mar 28, 2018
I liked the course. Need good maths skills. Would prefer to have a review/HW after each lecture than at the end of each week.
by Mihnea T•
Jan 06, 2018
Great course, insuring the basics for statistical inference. Well thought explanations and a good examples. Does get a bit hard to follow with Lecture 14 (last one). Practice exercises and homework are great for applying the covered concepts. Pity there isn't much activity on the forum. Still, this course is a must if you want to have the stats ABC in order and move forward to other data science topics in full understanding of what's happening behind the scenes.
by Bizovi M•
Dec 25, 2017
A very rare course which approaches introductory statistics rigorously. The stat courses I had at university introduced all these concepts without any justification, so I enjoyed the critical approach used here.
by Julian R S•
Nov 16, 2017
Great course which covers many aspects of statistics.
by Eva Š•
Nov 02, 2017
Very advanced, I liked instructor, the way he explained, very understandable!
by Rakshanya S•
Oct 26, 2017
Very useful course. Absolutely enjoyed learning .
by In K P•
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
very interesting and able to follow!