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## Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel by Rice University

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The use of Excel is widespread in the industry. It is a very powerful data analysis tool and almost all big and small businesses use Excel in their day to day functioning. This is an introductory course in the use of Excel and is designed to give you a working knowledge of Excel with the aim of getting to use it for more advance topics in Business Statistics later. The course is designed keeping in mind two kinds of learners - those who have very little functional knowledge of Excel and those who use Excel regularly but at a peripheral level and wish to enhance their skills. The course takes you from basic operations such as reading data into excel using various data formats, organizing and manipulating data, to some of the more advanced functionality of Excel. All along, Excel functionality is introduced using easy to understand examples which are demonstrated in a way that learners can become comfortable in understanding and applying them. To successfully complete course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. ________________________________________ WEEK 1 Module 1: Introduction to Spreadsheets In this module, you will be introduced to the use of Excel spreadsheets and various basic data functions of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ Reading data into Excel using various formats â€¢ Basic functions in Excel, arithmetic as well as various logical functions â€¢ Formatting rows and columns â€¢ Using formulas in Excel and their copy and paste using absolute and relative referencing ________________________________________ WEEK 2 Module 2: Spreadsheet Functions to Organize Data This module introduces various Excel functions to organize and query data. Learners are introduced to the IF, nested IF, VLOOKUP and the HLOOKUP functions of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ IF and the nested IF functions â€¢ VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP â€¢ The RANDBETWEEN function ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Charts This module introduces various data filtering capabilities of Excel. Youâ€™ll learn how to set filters in data to selectively access data. A very powerful data summarizing tool, the Pivot Table, is also explained and we begin to introduce the charting feature of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ VLOOKUP across worksheets â€¢ Data filtering in Excel â€¢ Use of Pivot tables with categorical as well as numerical data â€¢ Introduction to the charting capability of Excel ________________________________________ WEEK 4 Module 4: Advanced Graphing and Charting This module explores various advanced graphing and charting techniques available in Excel. Starting with various line, bar and pie charts we introduce pivot charts, scatter plots and histograms. You will get to understand these various charts and get to build them on your own. Topics covered include â€¢ Line, Bar and Pie charts â€¢ Pivot charts â€¢ Scatter plots â€¢ Histograms...

## Top reviews

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Apr 27, 2017

good course gives a basic foundation for data analytics ! Excellent for beginners who have no idea how to use excel for want to learn systematically excel files given at every lecture are very useful.

SW

May 25, 2020

The training provided by Dr. Sharad is easy to follow and learn. Bravo and Thank you.

The level of difficulty from the quiz and the final task is just right and it is making us to think creatively.

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By Sirish G

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May 26, 2021

Qâ€‹uiz question formation needs lot of improvement. Lesson explanations are good. Some quiz questions require to research beyond what's taught in the lessons.

By Luis V

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Dec 15, 2017

I would say very thorough overall. I would question the speed at which it is taught, but perhaps that's not what you guys are focused on (faster). Good job!

By Brent H

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Dec 8, 2020

Very basics of data manipulation in Excel. You will get the most out of the class if you spend time digging deeper into the functions that are introduced.

By Michael D

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Apr 27, 2017

a clear intro to some basic-moderate user level functions in Excel. Good for those who have yet to use functions and graphing capabilities of the software.

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Nov 10, 2020

it was great even though many questions were hard to understand, but so far thank you so much professor Sharad your way in teaching is very understandable

By Megha G

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Sep 10, 2020

The course is well planned, designed & communicated. However, I was looking for a higher level of difficulty in problem solving and more excel techniques.

By Jordan L

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Jan 15, 2019

This course instruction is very clear and easy to follow (even if you're using a different version of Excel) and covers the core concepts for using Excel.

By Andras F

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Jan 30, 2018

Very good course for someone who is not an experienced Excel user. For those who work with Excel every day, this course does not offer any new knowledge.

By Kezang W

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May 28, 2020

Great course for anyone who uses excels in their profession. I encourage everyone to take the course as it is applicable anywhere, anytime and any work.

By Shashwat J

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Mar 12, 2020

In the assessment part if few more details of the question or the hint would have mentioned then it would have been much more suitable in the Quizzes .

By Khwmdwn M

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Apr 5, 2020

Some Questions were very difficult to understand. I struggled there if that could be addressed then the course would be perfect! Thank You Mr Sharad

By Julie M

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Dec 30, 2020

The course is very clearly set out. Unfortunately, I was using Microsoft Excel 365 so some of the functions were different. I learned a lot though,

By Rajat g

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Jun 15, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course , a very good introduction to data analysis using excel , got to explore a lot of datasets and analysis techniques.

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Sep 15, 2018

Informative and clear. Perhaps it will be nice if there are documents with teaching notes which I can keep alongside with my own handwritten notes!

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Jul 11, 2017

The course is very well explained by the teacher, but it is too introductory to deserve the name "course 1". It could be week 1 of a bigger course.

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Jun 25, 2020

Really helpful for those who want to learn how to use excel as a professional. This will really teach you many simple but effective use of excel.

By Rachel G

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Oct 12, 2016

A good course for consolidating essential Excel skills, may be a little basic for some but a good introduction and lead in to the specialisation.

By Vomini R

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Jul 7, 2022

the quality of sound in majority of the videos was poor and same dataset was used as an example for solving problems. please use more datasets.

By Roosha

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Apr 17, 2020

This is very helpful course for one beginner. I have learned a lot from this course.but the sound quality is not so good. But overall its good.

By Aafiyah D

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Mar 4, 2020

This part of the course helps one re-visit the basics of excel. It is extremely helpful and keeps one upto date with the workings of the same.

By ANUGAMINI P

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Jan 13, 2021

Its an excellent course to update your knowledge of statistics through excel. Prof Sharad has used simple yet effective ways to teach. Thanks

By Dan K

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Sep 23, 2018

Could use harder examples in problems and I feel if you pass quizzes maybe you should see what you did wrong on the questions you got wrong.

By Patrice J

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Sep 26, 2020

The course was fairly easy to follow. Enjoyed it. Still a bit shaky with pivot tables but I expect to understand as I keep using it more.

By Sergio

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Aug 13, 2018

Course is great, it is an overview of useful commands, formulas and so on. I gave it 4 stars because quiz questions sometimes are unclear

By Hitesh k g

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Aug 23, 2020

this course is so much helpful for me and know more about excel function more and add a new skill by doing this course through coursera.