Sep 10, 2017
This is a great starter course for data science. My learning assessment is usually how well I can teach it to someone else. I know I have a better understanding now, than I did when I started.
Jan 02, 2018
It is a very good course even if you are familiar with some aspects of data science work. If I have to make a suggestion, I would remark the importance of design skills during a data product,
von Wei C•
Oct 02, 2015
It provides a quich shot on data science, but the way it presents is not so interesting.
von Sarge S•
Feb 11, 2017
Brian Caffo's lectures were rambling and confusing, with excessive use of jargon without proper explanation. His graphs were overwhelming with information, and little effort was made to explain the graph. Otherwise, the other lectures were very good, concise, and clear. Thank you.
von Deleted A•
Nov 29, 2016
Would have been better if quiz access is available for free so that it is easier to reinforce concepts learnt.
Nov 25, 2015
Concise but could already include a basic proyect.
von Gobi R•
Nov 06, 2017
Pretty basic only for those who have never heard of anything but the term data science.
von Chow T W•
Oct 28, 2015
Simple and good overview of Data Science
von Marco C•
Nov 16, 2015
Good course, with general and not over-detailed explanations of all the relevant topics in data Science. A good, general overview definitively worth working on.
von nitesh w•
Jul 10, 2017
It was very basic, could have covered more
von Nate A•
Jan 06, 2016
I wanted to like this course but It felt entirely too academic in terms of both the subject matter and the way the specifics of "data science" are presented. The course content reminded me of my time a few years ago when I was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a major Tier 1 research university. The professors were great, but the content was esoteric and incredibly focused on research based "data science" and less on business analytics or more practical applications of data science for the working professional. I felt myself re-watching the videos to try and understand the content because there were many instances where the professors' spoke about some fundamental aspect of data science but failed to provide some real world context. I liked the course but I would not recommend it as a crash course for the working professional, more like a crash course for someone who already has a degree in statistics/math/engineering who is looking to further their studies in an academic setting where research is the main goal.
von C.J. d W•
Feb 16, 2016
Very basic level, nice talks though
von Gregory G K•
May 09, 2016
Interesting but uneven. Felt like the first draft of a team-taught course
von Stephanie M D•
Dec 23, 2016
Nice overview for those of us unschooled in the language. Syntax of the notes and text is in need of major editing-proofreading.
von Ricardo J O•
Jan 05, 2016
The courses in this specialization are - in my opinion, excessively short.
von ram s•
Mar 20, 2016
I want to give 3.5 stars but there is only option for 3 or 4.
Given that it's geared more towards wanna be managers in this field. I would have expected lot of case studies, and links to additional material for individual reading plus a mini write up or a project at the end.
For MOOCs to compete with a degree program or an onsite instruction few of the things I think that are needed are
Interviews with industry practitioners which is a big plus.
interviews/postings from people with similar background as the 90% of the MOOC students of this program who made it... this motivates the students from dropping from the middle of the course/specilization programs
links to additional articles that the students can read at leisure
writeup/project as assignments that the students can pursue and publish (not necessarily for grade but as a mind jogger)
One more thing that I think should help (not specific to this course) is that the student with the best grade should be offered one free course and think this will motivate the students to complete the courses.
von Víctor E G P•
Dec 28, 2017
Good to know
von Thomas N•
Jan 03, 2017
needed more depth
von REKIL P•
Feb 14, 2018
Good for ABSOLUTE beginners
von Sergio A M•
Sep 01, 2017
von Marcellus A•
Nov 01, 2016
Good introductory course but a bit too superficial.
von Siddharth M•
Feb 26, 2017
The first week gave me a good insight into the data science process. I now understand the situations in which Data Science can best be applied. However, I still do not fully understand the statistics aspect. It would help me if the instructors would provide examples in detail of supervised vs unsupervised learning. I seem to understand the theory behind it but I am not sure how valuable it will be for me.
von Nandeep N•
Jun 22, 2017
could have packed more punch into the course
von Peter P•
Mar 19, 2016
Great course for somebody who does not know anything about data science. When doing this specialisation there should be credit for those that did the other data science specialisation
von Brian N•
Jan 09, 2017
A good introduction to data science.
von Deepak R•
Jan 01, 2017
Good overview... but expected more content..
von Michael G•
Jun 13, 2018
Some topics are too high-level. But a great team delivering the content (as always)!