Very clear and organised structure\n\nClear examples to support learning objectives\n\nAttractive use of voice\n\nOne point for improvement: Do not film while the lecturer is still refinding breath
Useful to build basic knowledge which helps you choosing a better mode and linking the objectives of research with the tools (how).\n\nThanks to the instructor and Coursera.
by Simon B•
A lot of useful and interesting content!The quiz questions are sometimes poorly worded - missing words, bad grammar, sometimes illogical. The switching between video and slides is off-putting for me, especially if you are trying to take notes. Can the screen not be split? What do other coursera courses do?The curtain backdrops seems rather too 'staged'. On the whole - good.
by Ross G•
Overall I found the course to be really useful, and I feel confident moving into the next module. I would have benefitted from having more practical examples given to help some of the terminology sink in a little better, but I think that speaks more to my unfamiliarity with the language than with the lecturer's methods.
by ellen w•
The last quiz was terrible. I watched the classes, read the transcripts, and still had a hard time with it. Then I wasted $300 because i got sidetracked and it as so unpleasant to return to! (My fault, but still....)
Maybe worth re-tooling that quiz, as the rest of the class was quite good.
by Saif U K•
An entremely good effort, gives you a wonderful introduction to the wonderful world of Survey Research in general and data collection overall. One of the plus point is that it directs you towards quite a few new sources of data that is pretty interesting if you are an active researcher.
by Adriana B•
I had a lot of work with this course. I'm working in a organization of Statistics and I don't have much time to study. Sometimes, I had to study during my work and it is not good. I'm not sure that the hours spent on the course were correctly estimated by the University staff.
by Lucia I B H•
Muchas de las lecturas tenían un nivel muy avanzado, y mencionaban términos, conceptos y técnicas estadísticas que no manejo. La parte teórica estuvo bien presentada pero me parece que hay un gap entre el nivel del curso y el nivel de las lecturas.
by Alejandra C C•
I am very grateful to the University of Maryland and the professor, the truth was that she did not have much knowledge regarding the analysis of the information in the surveys and now I feel that there are many more interesting things to deepen.
This course provided a good introduction. I would have been interested in some less "large" scale data collection examples, e.g. responding to the increasing use of surveys in non-profit, higher education and education organizations.
by Hayley H•
Interesting course. I liked the length of the videos. Parts of the quizzes were more about memorization than application, so I'm not sure how much that part of the course will stay with me. The material itself was helpful though.
by Dan L•
This was an interesting course. Week four was less exciting for me and I did not understand the quiz--why should I memorize what different survey components are? Overall, however, it was interesting and well delivered. Thank you.
by Jason M C•
A good overview of surveys and data collection methods. The Total Survey Error framework is good, but its application isn't shown as strongly as it should be. Regardless this is a good primer for future material.
by Michael H•
Lot of definitions, so some of the questions (especially week 4) test reading comprehension more than understanding - but hopefully this will improve in the subsequent courses of the specialization.
by Jaiyon H•
I think this course gives the basic & important knowledge about survey and data collection. Some can feel the course boring. But I believe the important knowledge boring sometimes.
by Yusuf T•
This course is valuable to learn how to perform data collection, analysis and surveys. The topics are good. The contents can be revised again to easily understand.
by Masoud I•
The way the instructor was teaching was not very exciting, but the course was a good start as it had general information about data analysis.
by Chau N N K•
The deliver papers are great but slides are poor. In overall, a good course to begin learning about Data Collection and Analysis.
by Iyshia L•
I though it was a good background course, however, I wish initially (in week 1) there was more focus on definitions.
by NURUL A S•
It is a very fundamental and brief explanation about data collection, especially for the survey process.
by Jose C S•
It is a very good introduction to a broad and complex topic. Support material was also very helpful.
by Daniele C•
Very good course. The readings are far from being suitable for beginners.
by Emre I•
Good introductory course that discusses main points of survey methodology
by George S•
An extremely thorough overview on overall survey design methodology.
by Nabaz K•
Easy to learn, overall Information with good and powerful examples
by Saleh K S M B•
I'd like to see more example of regional data collections
by Md. S R•
It a great opportunity to learn data collection frame