Feb 13, 2016
My favorite course, at least it gives me an argument why scripted statistics is awesome and can be applied to a number of data related activities. Recycling chunks of code has proven useful to me.
Jun 23, 2017
Of course, I liked this course. There was even an extra non-graded assignment. Plus two graded assignments. Quality instruction videos and lots of practice. Everything a learner needs.
von Paul R•
Mar 13, 2019
Along with the principles of "reproducible research", the primary tool introduced in this course is knitr to produce reproducible research papers and Rpubs for publishing papers. I think this specialization covers RMarkdown 3 different times. Assignments were good, at this stage you start to produce proper papers on an analysis topic which is very much needed before hitting the statistics/regression lectures; however this material can be compressed and needs to be combined with the 9th course which covers Rmarkdown/RStudio again.
von Jeffrey R•
Jul 11, 2018
While I have enjoyed and learned a lot from other courses in the specialization I found this course to contain a lot a repeated information and was overly theoretical. I would have been much more helpful to dig deeper into the capabilities that R markdown offers (i.e building templates, syncing with reference managers, etc.) A a scientist I really appreciate your dedication to getting the word out about reproducibility but at the same time I would have liked to have gained more "how-to" knowledge in this course.
von Ricardo M•
Dec 13, 2017
I believe that this module could be split up to other modules on the Data Science Specialization, instead of having a complete module only for this topic.
Additionally, the process of having the classmates review to get an assignment complete should be changed. In some cases, the assignment is submitted before the deadline, but the lack of reviews by others leads to the assignment extend the deadline. The same happens when we finish an assignment and there are no submissions to be reviewed.
von Jordan B•
Mar 05, 2018
Same information repeated almost all the time ... it looks like the video were made independantly of the course and simply uploaded into Coursera as is .. It is ok in general but in this case, it was really painful to watch. Like video 1 (5min) then video 2 (6 min with 3 as a reminder of the video 1). Reminder are fine across courses or even in different weeks of the same course but not in 2 videos in a row. Otherwise content interesting but could have been explained in way less time.
von Anton K•
Nov 27, 2019
The material is shallow. Projects are way too time demanding. Everybody knows that data cleaning is a routine and long process. That is precisely why nobody likes it. And if there's only one way to clean the data - by hand and only after reading a lot of related database documentation - this kills all the fun of studying and makes the overall picture of consepts relations unclear.
von Gonzalo A D•
Mar 05, 2016
The course is poorly organised: There is a project on week one that requires knowledges of week two. Some concepts are dictated more than once because it uses videos made for this course + other recorded from a class room.
I think this course should be a 3 weeks project and the price should be the half of it cost.
Though I enjoyed the second project.
von Gianluca M•
Oct 18, 2016
It is not a bad course, but it is very little informative. There is some nice general discussions about data science by the teacher, there is the explanation of the package knitr, and little else.
As part of the data science specialization it is nice. As a stand-alone course, I would definitely not recommend it.
von Julien N•
Jul 23, 2018
Very disappointed by this course (was used to better by JHU)!
Nothing more than a R Markedown tutorial
Not up-to-date (a full video about an deprecated R package).
A section about evidence based analysis that is hard to understand (and of questionnable interest if not to "fill" this rather empty course)
von Roberto M•
Nov 19, 2016
This course seems 'light' in content - too much time is spent reviewing case studies instead of discussing different ways to create documents that enable reproducible research. Perhaps this should be a topic/chapter in another course, and not a standalone course.
von Marvin T O•
Mar 29, 2017
Reproducible research with doubt is important but videos and what it is discuss are not appealing and beyond that, what are worthen are the projects. I did not learn so much from the videos but by myself. Though, the forum is very useful.
von Matt E•
May 01, 2018
This section could have been completed in a two week schedule instead of four. It is not a terribly complex subject. Statistical inference, however, is. It has a lot of content and could easily go for 5 or 6.
von Jackson L•
Nov 08, 2017
This leaves a lot to be desired. I felt the lectures were fragmentary at best and really lacked in depth analysis. A lot of time was spent on the philosophy of analysis rather than practical tools in R.
von Willie C•
Feb 03, 2020
Lecture videos were very repetitive. Course projects were repetitive, too. Important information, but didn't need to be stretched out over a full "four-week" course.
von Abhimanyu B•
Jan 17, 2017
Provides a very summary overview of a very important aspect of data analysis. Expected more!
von Johnny C•
Apr 03, 2018
The course was interesting, but it is bad many of the videos are recorded lectures.
von Pratik P•
Feb 02, 2017
Sholdnt be a different course. It shold be very very concise. Not this long.
von Victor M•
Dec 08, 2017
Last two weeks do not teach anything new
von Cyriana R•
Jul 01, 2017
ok, but the focus is too much on knitr,
von Sindre F•
Aug 01, 2016
Useful for academics.
von Avolyn F•
Jun 19, 2019
I was really passionate about the subject matter, but, although I have experience in R, apparently not enough to complete the assignment. Would have liked a little more warning that this would be needed, I was more interested in the topic of Reproducible Research, which while I agree is easier done via code of some kind, shouldn't be a topic specific to R, should be applicable to Python, SQL, whatever.
Might have time to revisit this, but will probably need to take a few more R classes to even be able to complete, likely won't get around to it, but the first 2 weeks were worth the cost of paying for a certificate, I guess.
von Joel K•
Feb 01, 2016
The other modules that I have done in this specialisation have been great. The lecturers are insightful and the courses have been at the right pace. This particular module was flat, to say the least. I paid €43 to learn a small amount of markdown syntax, and the quizzes and the weeks didn't even match up!
von matthieu c•
Jun 10, 2017
The course presented an important topic, but it was not new to me. Moreover I believe that the quality of some audio track is not good enough to understand everything the lecturer is explaining. I'm referring to Roger Peng lecture with the students.
von Stefan H•
Jul 01, 2019
Very repetitive in context of earlier introduction to the topic and also throughout the weeks. Generally it doesn't feel there is much of a take-away and not sure it deserves its own course.
von YAN N W T•
Oct 11, 2017
Not much to take in this course comparing to the previous courses. Worst of all video lectures are not well organised.
von Anand M•
May 05, 2017
Too much repetition; one video has been stretched into 10.