As a business student from Bangladesh who is aspiring to be a data analyst in near future, I love this course very much. The quizzes and assessments were the places to check how much I exactly learnt.
It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.
By Subhankar J•
A little more could've been explained about Github, overall the course was highly comprehensive with regular quizzes and assignments helping me to identify my mistakes and on them
By Jonathan R•
I would like this course to be longer. To have more practices and to have at least one lab with data for running some simple functions. Other than that I think is a good course.
By Gavin D•
Practical to do if you are continuing with specialization. Ensures all students have the correct setup, which is important. I'm not sure how useful it would be on its own though.
By John C Z J•
Gives a great foundational overview of what Data Science is, as well as getting your technical environment set up for the future classes in the Data Science Specialization path.
By Deepsagar V•
A great course content by using machine to teach you. However it is little fast and few things got unclear. Especially Rstudio and Gitbash. Need to study it from other sources.
By Sagar P•
I have expected that this course would have given me the basics needed for my data science specialization I strongly recommend a new optional course which gives all the basics.
By Ahmed S•
Very good introduction to Data Science and I found it highly useful and insightful.
The main issue I faced is that problem statements are not always clear for programming tasks
By Juan M F M•
El curso me gustó, considero que fue una buena aproximación hacia el mundo de los datos y sus herramientas. Espero seguir aprendiendo en el transcurso de los siguientes cursos.
By Ruben D W•
Good introductory course, but could offer a bit more of a challenge, with actual (basic) problems. Learned about R, although not programming, and more about GitBash and GitHub.
By LI D•
It's fairly good! Concise intro to DS. However, you will need to spend more time in CLI and GitHub by looking for information in the forum or googling step by step procedures.
By Rachel K•
I was able to set all the programs up that I will need to program in R, but I still feel like I don't really know the basic overview of what I will be doing in this specialty.
By Philip W•
Useful introduction to the world. Could have been a bit longer and gone into more detail about a variety of other factors is my only comment, but overall pretty happy with it.
By ramanathan l•
This is a fantastic course, being a person who already works with loads of data I can surely stand by the statement that "This is a fantastic base line to all your data needs"
By Vishal M•
Could provide live demo of creating markdown file & pushing into the remote repository.
Overall the learning was awesome. Was a good guide to go forward to subsequent courses.
By Greg S•
Straightforward (although I am already familiar with markdown and git, so that helps). Lots of good groundwork here though, setting the scene for the next round of material
By Shaik M U•
Coursera has changed the way of learning,Yes anyone can learn anything and everything at the comfort of their own time and place......
Thanks Team COURSERA....Keep Going....
By Brandon B•
It's a good introduction to data science. However, without prior knowledge of statistics, programming, and research methods the course would be fairly difficult to follow.
By sharraf t•
the robotic voice got a bit annoying towards the end of the course, but overall i like the course and found it informative, cant wait to continue with the specialization .
By Willie C•
This course is fairly rudimentary, but it does a really nice job of getting you all set up with the tools you'll need to tackle the rest of the Data Science specialization
By Hannah B•
The part where GitHub, Git and R are connected was very interesting. However, as a fairly experienced R user and scientist, I wish I could have skipped some of the parts.
By Ashley B•
The robotic videos are crazy different from seeing an actual person on a video like in the IT Specialization. That's my only real complaint, otherwise, I learned a lot.
By Luis E R R•
I found this course to be quite useful, albeit introductory. I kind of was hoping for more material. Nevertheless, for a beginner, I believe it is completely appropiate.
By Neha S•
Good start for the beginners especially for people new to the data science. Topic are not covered in depth but as its just a introductory course so its totally fine..
By Mechell S•
A great introduction to the world of data science. This course gives a good foundation of what is expected as a data scientist and the tools required to complete task!
By Alex B•
Well explained, step by step instructions on how to install and use the tools
Potential to improve: use more visuals in de instructions (many times now it is only text)