Jun 25, 2018
Claire you did an AMAZING job having me listen and absorb all about statistics, every class again.. I had never expected I could be so attached to a statistics class. Thank you very much.
Jul 24, 2019
Angela Duckworth is simply incredible. All her video put a smile on my face. And Claire Robertson-Kraft is makes research very comprehensive! Thank you both for this amazing course!
by Bridget B•
Dec 26, 2017
Very helpful in learning the differences between types of studies and how to interpret them.
by Karen P S•
Oct 16, 2017
Outstanding course lectures/videos, supporting literature and content. I learned a tremendous amount of new material! Thank you!
by Deleted A•
Feb 18, 2019
I really enjoyed Angela's in class videos, they made me feel a part of Penn State. I would also like to compliment Claire's way of explaining the course, she did so in a clear and enthusiastic manner. However, I did not give five stars because I felt there was a lot of massive texts to read. Personally, I found it hard to concentrate while reading a lot of information.
by Evelisa Q•
Mar 01, 2019
I think the material in this course is hard and not very easy to grasp, but the videos and exercises made it doable.
by Elisabeth d R•
Apr 08, 2019
Learned a lot of valuable things on research studies which will help me better analyze. And the grit topic was very interesting.
by Eric L B•
Mar 18, 2019
A good introduction to research methods. I would like to see even more of Dr. Duckworth's lectures --- she seems fantastic. I found the structure very good. The other students have a broad range of motivations for being here and self-grading is difficult for something so specific to research methods. I would like to here from an professional (event grad student) and not just a peer on these assignments especially.
by Louis A K H T•
Dec 24, 2018
I have learnt a lot everyday attending the courses. However, there are really parts which I find them a bit difficult to understand.
Jul 12, 2018
I would have liked to learn more about Grit than Research Methods.
by Wilma M - P•
Sep 23, 2018
I find this course equally important with the rest of the specialization courses. Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft did a very practical, simple yet comprehensive way of teaching research, and I now clearly understand and appreciate the essence of research. The character and grit part of the course also enhanced my level of perseverance as Dr. Angela Duckworth did her very spontaneous and casual way of imparting her knowledge and her research findings in these subjects. Thank you to both of you!
by Li H•
Oct 20, 2018
Made me broad-minded about research and observation knowledge. Great course!
by Najmul H•
Nov 18, 2018
Useful program. A bit technical
by Katherina C•
Sep 10, 2017
El curso es bueno, tiene buen material, pero a veces se hace un poco pesado porque incluye muchos textos que no son relevantes podrían ponerlos para posterior revision, se hace dificil seguir con el curso.
by Marlene S•
Feb 05, 2018
There were quite a few mistakes (even in titles) in the written content, such as spelling, grammar, etc. which makes learning less enjoyable.
by Jane H W•
Jul 22, 2017
Liked this course, Content was a good review of research methods.
by Renee B•
Aug 02, 2017
Very, very informative. It was a tough module for me to get through as this is not my area of particular interest that had me sign up for the course. However, I appreciate the effort that was made to keep it engaging and informative. I learned a lot of valuable insights from this module.
by Matthew G G•
Mar 05, 2018
Excellent course overall. I wish there was a way to download the powerpoint slides.
by Jianhua H•
Sep 30, 2017
This is a good course. However, it is a bit mixed by several different contents which sometime makes the major contents not very obvious and not sufficient for me. Also I managed to complete it eventually by reading, watching the video many times.
Probably it can be divided into two courses.
by Terry C•
Aug 23, 2017
A good course, but it makes heavy weather of understanding research issues.
by Linda E•
Dec 21, 2017
Really hard and kind of boring material presented in a really thorough way, as simple and relevant as possible for the lay researcher/research consumer. I learned alot even though I was not looking forward to this class in the 5-course specialization!
by Tamara B M•
Jul 05, 2018
It's a little more nuts and bolts of research that doesn't really interest me as much as some of the other courses.
by Bob R•
Jul 02, 2017
This is the best course so far, thanks to interplay between Angela Duckworth (with her "applied" Grit stuff) and the other woman lecturer, whose content and presentation were crisp and clear.
Thank you for not forcing us to endure further Seligman Worship during this course. Dr Seligman praises himself enough to last a lifetime, and I have been getting discouraged by these UPenn courses which suck up to him even further.
by Karen B•
Jul 25, 2017
This is one of the hardest courses I've taken through this program, but have to say I walked away with a solid understanding of research methods. I also enjoyed learning more about the concept of Grit and the research that informed it.
by Jessica C•
Jan 07, 2018
Truly, I would characterize this as more than a 4-star experience. My only reservation from a full-on 5 is that many of the activities required more of a research design/research science mindset than I was really prepared for given my interest in taking the course and specialization in positive psychology. I appreciate very much how highly valued understanding research methods was presented. Being able to apply that knowledge in the specific peer-reviewed activities was less useful to me though. Specifically, the rubric's associated for grading required a higher level of methodology than I felt warranted in my circumstances. My choice was either to imagine/conceptualize a study that I actually had no intention of ever seeing through (and to a degree of specificity that far exceeded what I would really consider for a hypothetical scenario), or to put forward more personally relevant application but which I knew did not fully connect to the scoring system. That said: loved loved loved the videos, lectures, and practitioner testimonials. The readings were rigorous but very relevant and interesting.
by Ankita O•
Feb 03, 2018
Since research is not my major area of interest, I was sort of not inclined for it. But, the content and understanding of this course is very basic and easy to understand. If you are interested in such a field, this is a good course for you.
by Richard B•
Jan 13, 2018
Good basic introduction to research methods form an academic perspective.