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Learner Reviews & Feedback for A Crash Course in Data Science by Johns Hopkins University

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About the Course

By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one-week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We've designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials. This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We've left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward. After completing this course you will know. 1. How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts 2. How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science 3. How to describe the structure of a data science project 4. Know the key terms and tools used by data scientists 5. How to identify a successful and an unsuccessful data science project 3. The role of a data science manager Course cover image by r2hox. Creative Commons BY-SA:
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Top reviews

Sep 9, 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.

Aug 27, 2016

Is really hard to summarize the potential of Data Science and being clear, but I think that the instructors have done their best, so that we can achieve the most from the Course.\n\nGreat Job!

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By Karthik S N

Apr 24, 2016

Really basic course. Not needed for people you have already done data science specialization in coursera

By Aarti K

Jan 3, 2018

The teachers spoke really fast with which it became difficult to grasp the words. Overall it was good.

By Hason G

Aug 18, 2017

Would have liked to seen more examples from other industries for those not in health industry

By Peter L

Jul 25, 2018

Added value is highly dependent of your experience with data analysis or data engeneering

By Clive C

Dec 30, 2017

An excellent high level overview, the presentations were strong. Could be more hands-on.

By Wei C

Oct 2, 2015

It provides a quich shot on data science, but the way it presents is not so interesting.

By Gobi R

Nov 6, 2017

Pretty basic only for those who have never heard of anything but the term data science.

By Michael G

Jun 13, 2018

Some topics are too high-level. But a great team delivering the content (as always)!

By Agnieszka W

Jul 18, 2020

The content is OK - wasn't really new for me, but the videos could be more engaging

By milosz

Nov 21, 2018

Very rudimentary but if the very basics are what you need, then it might suit you

By Tom C

Dec 11, 2020

good quick introduction into datascience

presentations however are quite basic;

By Ricardo O

Jan 5, 2016

The courses in this specialization are - in my opinion, excessively short.

By Gregory G K

May 9, 2016

Interesting but uneven. Felt like the first draft of a team-taught course

By Hussein A

Aug 22, 2020

i didnt understand the examples cause i dont have a strong background

By Moeen Z

Aug 17, 2018

For managers and who like to know what is data science in general

By Chris B

Apr 22, 2017

Good intro to the terms, concepts, and approach for data science.

By Andrew P

Feb 10, 2016

Solid introduction. Not so engaging if using the non-paid options

By Vijay T

Jun 20, 2021

Doe not expect much detailed information from This Crash course

By Rubén D C R

Sep 25, 2016

Excersices! real excersices to really understand the theory.

By Mojgan M

Feb 6, 2021

The instructors speak way to fast it is difficult to follow

By Kunal S

Aug 3, 2020

Other than Jeff both the instructors were quite engaging.

By Kristen G

Jun 15, 2017

presenters were a little hard to follow. but good content

By Marcellus A

Nov 1, 2016

Good introductory course but a bit too superficial.

By Daniel

Nov 25, 2015

Concise but could already include a basic proyect.

By Patrick S L

Feb 6, 2020

More of a lean-back course. Missing case studies.