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.
Apr 24, 2018
This course was a good intro especially in setting all the necessary software for future courses. I suggest to read the manuals, books and other readings the profs suggest. The resources are helpful.
by Diego V B P•
Mar 11, 2019
"You passed this course! Your grade is 100.00%."
I feel like I have not learned much.
Even though I have taken 100%, as you can see above, the course tackles very little programming. And the final project, it asks to do some activities, but when looking at the forum, I saw that what was talked about, had a level of knowledge that the course had not taught. But worst of all, was receiving financial help from 1/9 courses. Would not it be for the whole course? They are complementary. What will I do with 1 certified course, which as you can see my complaint above, I have not learned anything?
by Charlie Z•
Apr 08, 2019
Do not take this course if you want to get a job in industry. Python now dominates industry and R is basically obsolete. I will be switching to a course in Python.
by Lia L•
Feb 19, 2019
I really don't like the automated videos.
by Ivan Y•
Oct 26, 2017
The course contains almost no valuable information. It is not required to spend 4 weeks for it.
by Deleted A•
Jun 12, 2017
The first week has one assignment: a five question quiz that reviews the syllabus, course/program design and purpose. As someone with multiple degrees and a PhD significant other - both of us work, and are successful, in data analysis and research. My career is centered around Business Intelligence. I was hoping to engage a program that would help me develop R programming skills and build my skill set. After watching all the videos twice, taking notes, completing almost five hours of online research into the topics that I encountered during my first attempt at the quiz, having my significant other review the topics & questions with me, I still failed to pass the quiz after ten attempts. Hence, a syllabus quiz is my roadblock to moving forward in the program. This is not pride, I am not imagining myself to be a genius who is insulted by this failure. Frankly, no one is stupid enough to have not been able to comprehend a syllabus and course desi
by AUNG K•
Dec 02, 2016
Not worth 29$ considering you could take away very little from this course.
by Alexandru B•
Feb 01, 2016
Very short and just a basic overview on how to install a few tools that most of them I already had installed. All this course content could be packed into an introductory lesson instead of having to pay for it. I abandoned the specialisation because of this, I know it's a big business but at least you need to offer some value for the money
by Luke S•
Jun 04, 2016
Way too basic for the price - almost no content - this is just setup - I resent paying for setup instructions.
by Isaac A G•
Apr 23, 2016
It has almost no content and isn't actually useful. I've heard later classes in the series are way tougher, so the ramp up isn't at all good.
by Valentin D•
Jan 19, 2016
Completely useless. Just a number of boring videos of what you may possibly learn in Data Science Specialization.
by Kishan S•
May 06, 2018
It was useless for me; as i have used R studio previously
by Dimosthenis S•
May 13, 2016
This course was a loss of time and money. Except from week 3 material, the rest can be found on the internet and should be required by everyone who wants to take that specialization. This course doesn't worth it, it's just to take extra money from anyone who wants to learn about Data Science.
by Amlan D•
May 22, 2016
This should not be a course in itself
by Gary N A•
May 09, 2017
Poorly organized. Poorly communicated. No reliable source of assistance with technical problems.
by Parth G•
Jan 11, 2016
It's a course which is designed to preview the other courses. It could easily be eliminated
Feb 09, 2016
by Francisco S•
Mar 28, 2016
Not worth the price. Extremely basic stuff spread very thin over too much time just to be able to charge for it.
by Abdelrahman A•
May 16, 2017
Very bad course so far. Very little detail and Assignments are very hard to solve. Worst $500 dollars spent in my life, and the course isn't worth even $10!
I'm an online instructor myself and the quality of the course isn't worth its price!
by Justine H•
Apr 05, 2016
Not useful at all if it's audited.
May 17, 2016
By far to expansive for what you get. Anyway, thanks for the hint about swirl.
May 12, 2016
Quizzes were based off of extremely high level overview videos not covering anything specifically or deep diving into anything. When applying the git commands covered, numerous errors arose. Overwhelmingly academic course with very little hands on. This is not for anyone actually looking to work in this field, but for someone looking to be able to talk about this field.
by Andrew C•
Sep 21, 2016
$38 is a lot to pay for tutorials about how to install software. This course takes only 20 minutes to complete. It is also obsessed with command line interfaces. There's a reason that they were left behind in the 80s. It does cover GUI software like Rstudio, which is ignored for the rest of the course. How about something on the desktop Github version? https://desktop.github.com/ So much easier to use.
Oct 17, 2016
by Pietro B•
Jan 26, 2017
I have no idea why you called it course, since there was nothing inside.
by Anirban C•
Jun 03, 2017
Worthless course. There should have been no need for this course and the fact that they charge money for this is disappointing. This module could have been easily merged with the next module (R- Programming). Just a few pages with instructions on how to install the required softwares and repositories would have sufficed.