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 Cristina C•
It is the first time i give a low review to a Coursera course. I felt it was hard to follow the structure of the course. Quizzes questions were also hard to understand. I think it can be improved with much clearer instructions.
by Muhammad H•
The content is rather introductory, but for new comers, it is a little challenging trying to remember most of the different survey approaches adopted for the different surveys used in US.
by Eyad A K•
I have learned a lot of new and interesting things from this course. The content of the course however lacks practical and simple examples that are easily understandable by everyone.
by Suzanne M O•
Very basic overview. A nice course to set up the rest of the courses in this specialization on Survey Design and Analysis.
by AMINA I•
Most interesting aspect is the Quality Perspective : It provides a pictorial view of measurement and representation.
by Tony, O L H•
Quite a dry topic to listen through, but good coverage on formula, total error framework & global survey examples.
by Sue W Y•
Content is different from what I expected. In the Course title perhaps should have emphasize that the Course
by David D•
I enjoyed the MOOC very much but it somehow did not provide clear enough definitions of key concepts
by Edema O•
Many questions in the quizzes could have been framed better. Some were confusing in their wording.
by Camila B•
I think the videos could be more dynamic, however, the course is very structured.
by Kathleen j D•
It was average, good to get a summary before diving into more in depth classes
Maybe too much content. Not really didactic, a bit boring.
by On K L•
it's a bit hard to follow with so many statistical terms
by Madhusudanan S•
Gives a basic overview of data collection processes.
by Solomon L•
The instructor is not audible enough.
by Saifur R•
I did not find it very interesting
by Monica N A•
the materials in this course in week 1, 2, and 3 were useful, however, week 4 was not interesting for me and the examples of the surveys shouldn't be tested in the Quiz (Why do we need to memorize every survey's characteristics?)
Also, the instructor was very slow, that i had to speed up the video to 1.50 - her tone of voice and presentation skills are very poor.
by Matt H•
The journal articles are boring and difficult to follow due to the scant instruction and background given in the lectures. I would certainly prefer more grounding in the basics via text book chapters or more detailed lecture instruction. The journal articles are only meaningful once a stronger foundation of basics has been established.
by Md. N H•
The instructions were so slow and the delivery was nothing like continuous. It was difficult to keep track of the lecture and keep listening. I had a hard time listening through the lectures and complete it.
The curriculum focus to much on survey and provides to little information of existing sources e.g. OECD, World Bank, etc. Additionally, it felt like a 4 week promotion for the indepth courses.
by Laxdip P•
The course content was good but teaching method was too poor to understand. First time little disappointment by coursera.com
by Pieter v d H•
Content OK, didactics poor.
by sana k•
Couldn't stay interested
by Hong I C•
Although I'm willing to sit through the entire specialization (the rest of the courses are taught by different professors), I am confident to argue that the first course was terrible.
The sloppiness of the presentation and course structure ruined most of the modules covered in the course, except for the first one. The rest needs some retouching and reconfiguring. Overall, the course was like listening to mumbo-jumbo and listing of a bunch of loosely-related materials.
The instructor needs to be the cohesive force that unites the scattered information. Otherwise, none of the contents stick in the learner's memory.
Besides, the tests were horrible. Didn't really test on any useful information. It was a test for the sake of testing.
by Morgan S•
This course is extremely hard to follow, not because of the content but because of the delivery. Presentation, "visuals", word choice, speed, all very poor. I'm in week 3 and EVERY video has been just as difficult to follow.
Quizzes are hard to understand and ask you about things that weren't of any actual value to the course, and/or weren't even covered. Also, because multiple answers are required for each question, you are basically answering a 4 part question that is only worth 1 point. Get one part wrong and you miss the whole 1 point.