I like and appreciate courses provided through Coursera.This course is very interesting and valuable for those whose jobs do have relevance with data management .God bless Coursera and Duke University
The course deserves a 5-star rating because: (1) content is relevant, (2) the professor is concise and possesses great teaching skills, and (3) the learning modules are applicable to daily problems.
By Michelle V•
I found much of this material wasn't as applicable to excel analysis as hoped and didn't cover many of the analysis tools
By Gabriela M•
Este curso tiene mal el titulo, no trata sobre excel en absoluto, sino mas bien es un curso sobre matemáticas.
By Brianna B•
The instruction was lackluster and left a lot of details out, filled with mistakes that were fixed in post.
By Jairo S•
The course is poorly structured, taking a lot of effort to decipher what is required in the assignments.
By Alfonso F•
Some hard statistical/mathematical concepts with little explanation. Bad pacing and confusing structure.
By Hassaan K•
Content not discussed in proper detail. Instructor skims over the concepts. Its difficult to follow.
By Wings S Q•
I'm here learning Excel skills, but this course, especially week 2, does not teach Excel skills.
By Eric M•
This course is more advanced than a college stats class with not much explanation. Be prepared.
By Lidiya N•
Not enough examples on how to actually do the complicated assignment at the end of the course.
By Jaya S•
To course got tougher every week while the lecture video is not cover everything.
There are some problems with the spreadsheet, which cost me truly a lot of time.
By Jeffrey K•
Not enough instructor examples to look at and work through prior to the quiz.
By Kong L•
This course is mostly theory based and certainly not what i am expected!
By Bria M•
Video lessons did not prepare students for the homework assignments.
By Nazish K•
This is definitely not a course for beginners .
By Achilleas B•
Hoping that next courses will be more useful.
By Edward J B•
Not what i expected for my analysis via excel
By Yishu S•
This course contains too few solid content.
By Yvonne C•
Too difficult. The lessons go too fast.
By Francesca M•
Won't apply to my job in any capacity
By Michael D•
Week 1 a little disapointing
By Kecheng J•
many irrelevant content
By Yi L•
Not quite about Excel
By Patrick R•
By Scott M R•
When the instructor for the course expresses amazement at the level of difficulty people are expressing in the forums that tells you a lot about how out of touch he is with what he is teaching and what is really required prerequisite knowledge.
There is minimal actual instruction in excel-most often concepts are taught much like Khan Academy, on a digital blackboard. Nothing inherently wrong with that but when your course title has the word 'EXCEL' in it one would reasonably expect the instructor to actually demonstrate using excel. Nope, not here.
If you've never heard of linear regression or Bayes Theorem don't bother with this course. Honestly. While those things may be easy to explain without the math they are very difficult concepts to implement and a simple 10 minute video won't clear the fog.
You absolutely will not 'master' data analysis with this course. I've used Excel for over 15 years, daily, and to have the gall to say your course will 'master' something with a few videos is misleading and deceptive.
If it wasn't for the TA/Mentors who do the lions share of work in the forums answering questions and deciphering the questions so students can understand them this course would be an abysmal failure.
If you're wanting to jump on the data analysis/ scientist bandwagon look elsewhere. i.e. EdX has a great course on a true introduction to data analysis that is more in line with people's impression of actually using excel in that context.
Now, having bashed the course I do believe the instructor to be a very competent and knowledgeable individual, but I feel he's been in academia too long and has grown accustomed to teaching those who've been in school continuously and still have algebra/ stats fresh in their minds vs. those who need to brush away the cobwebs. The course in more on the level of a 201 and in certain parts 401 level but not 101.