Sep 08, 2017
It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.
Jul 22, 2017
Great Primer for what Data Science is about. It also provides the infrastructure of tools needed. This was what I was after, a way to provide other data scientist hardware and infrastructure support.
by Lyn S•
Aug 10, 2017
Not bad, but certainly not good. I cannot believe there is a style of teaching where you never get to see the best way to do something. I can slog thru the programming, but I doubt it's the best way to do something, but I never get to see how something should have been done.
by Eric J S•
Aug 06, 2019
Very basic course. Poorly motivated, material presented without an effort to demonstrate why. This is not entirely out of place in this intro course, but it permeates the entire program. Difficulty poorly controlled, projects and quizzes much more advanced than lectures.
by George C•
Jan 13, 2018
I personally think that this course should be better interwoven into the other modules of the data science specialization. It's a quick primer, but aside from that, not very valuable in terms of the information that it's providing. I wouldn't pay $49 to take this course.
by Thiên P T N•
Jan 30, 2016
It is generally good course, but I feel it is just a combination of very little tools, skills and ideas. I believe it is quite complicate for me to understand, esspecial git and github. I think it is better to combine this course in other courses where you need it.
Aug 27, 2016
Would like to have seen more material using git and git bash commands. More repetition here would be helpful. Seems like a lot of this information will be lost or forgotten when it comes time to use it, especially as it relates to the Data Science Specialization.
by Roy H•
Jan 17, 2016
Dry videos. Most classes are someone showing how they do something their way, rather than guiding or teaching with the intent to have the student absorb and re-apply principles.
Very difficult for a student to absorb material from this video series
by Derek P•
Jan 06, 2016
Hard to follow with a lot of technical intructions right off the bat with inadequate explanation, a lot of "read more about this at <insert URL>." Videos were boring and the instructor was invisible just reading off the slides. Not very engaging.
by Alexandre B S•
Feb 12, 2020
This course should not be the first module of the specialization. Also, it lacks exercises and the content's explanation is not that deep and interactive, making the first course of the specialization boring and not caught student attention.
by Tarunoday S•
May 06, 2017
This module should not be kept as a separate piece...The steps mentioned in the lectures does not properly cover what is asked in the assignments.The lecture content needs to improve to cover the assignment
by Marie J•
Feb 26, 2019
I found this informative but you do not get much in terms of service. One of the quiz has a technical issue and I made a complaint weeks ago, but I still haven't gotten a response. Nor has it been fixed.
by Alessandro V•
Oct 22, 2016
It is too easy as a "university" course. It is much more like a pratictioner course. The final exam is ridiculous, really too easy.
It can be thought as a week course instead of a four week course.
by Eric L C•
Jan 28, 2019
Presentation great. Quizzes are idiotic. You take the quiz, it tells you that you got an answer wrong but does not tell you why most of the time -- so no chance to learn from your mistakes.
by Matt G•
Feb 06, 2016
Very little information for the cost. I was done with the whole course in a few hours. The review in the next course covered most of the same things. It certainly wasn't worth the price.
by David C J•
Sep 26, 2016
This was really basic information. It's not really a 4 week course. It takes several hours. The info is necessary, but it's sufficient as a single week of content for a larger course.
by Brendan L•
Mar 28, 2017
Very basic course, I was able to complete the 4 weeks on content in a weekend. I would recommend skipping this module and moving directly to the R Programming course.
by Allan P•
Jul 26, 2016
Very basic even for people with no DS background.
Issues with quiz having passed and results showing as failed. Inability to speed up and move on to next module
by Javier R L G•
Aug 06, 2018
Too slow!! Why waiting for others to finalize and rate, enter enough dummy exercises so that the student can complete the course much sooner. Thanks.
by Francisco B P•
Apr 10, 2018
Very superficial knowledge. More pratical exercises are needed and daily problem examples. The use of github and his pratical purpose is not clear.
by Karan B•
Oct 09, 2017
Very average do not feel I learnt much. Still not sure if it's over or not since i've submitted a peer review assignment and cannot go any further.
by Karsten T•
Feb 15, 2016
This could probably be compressed into a single week of setup for the R Programming course. There isn't much in terms of substantive learning here.
by OMEED R•
Dec 30, 2016
I mean, it's replicated in the next classes, and it has silly questions in the practice quizzes. It's not worth it. Just kill this.
by Augusto U•
Feb 18, 2016
Very basic introduction to Data Science. Seasoned programmer or other IT professionals are likely to find this course really weak.
by Luis C•
Mar 24, 2019
it is a good course but need to show more examples of R. the course should show more empirice examples of the functions of R.
by Harshini S•
Nov 22, 2016
A good intro to the tools required for a Data Scientist. However, could cover the usage of the terminal and Rstudio better.
by Yuan L•
Nov 12, 2017
Not that useful. There is no need for videos. The content can simply be presented in one single PDF in a time-saving way.