Superb course. I am very impressed with the way the faculty explained real world examples through the probability concepts. I wish we can have more courses from him on statistics and machine learning.
I really enjoyed this course. The explanations are clear and, as suggested by the title, the lecturer uses intuition and daily-life examples rather than abstract and formal definitions and notations.
By Xi W•
I very nice course overall. I would recommend it to others. I few minor things that didn't give it a five stars. First, there are some minor errors in the videos that haven't. been fixed over the years. Second, the instructor and the TA are not available in the discussion forum. The instructor for the Calculus course on Coursera was very interactive in the discussion forum.
Again, I still think it's a great course and thank you very much for providing it.
By Hosein N•
In comparison to other similar courses available at coursera and in terms of the course design and structure, content and the extent to which the topic of Stats and Probability at intro level is covered this course also covers it quite well, but more explanations on wk 5 content was needed as there seems to be a sense of rush to roundup and finish the course at the end. All in all, great for kickstarters!
By Amrendra P S•
This course will give you an introduction to probability instead of deep knowledge or concepts. For beginners, this course is better but if you had done any course in probability then this will not be much beneficial for you. Course content if prepared and structured well, examples give you the real-life implementation but assignments are very easy and don does not cover the entire portion of the course.
By L H•
Professor Schmedders is very passionate about the subject, and his passion is evident through the lessons. I especially enjoyed learning about the real world applications of probability. My only grouse is that Professor Schmedders did not go into greater depth about the various topics. Hopefully there will be a second part to this course that explores the topics in greater depth with more mathematics!
By Vladimir L•
Down to earth explanation of probability basics, explanations are clear and mostly intuitively understandable. Great examples of Excel use for different probability tasks resolution. However use of Normal distribution Excel functionality is not needed when explaining 5 coins toss. It is more intuitive to show it using combination formula.
By Max G•
An interesting course in probablity and statistics. In some cases the equations given are not explained clearly enough. I would have preferred a demonstration of how the equations were actually derived, but perhaps that was beyond the scope of this course.
By Ibrahim N•
A very good course, especially if you are interested in the applications of probability theory. The title fulfills itself and this course is kind of an alternative approach to the very popular problem: how to understand probability theory in a better way.
By Antonio P•
Excellent teaching of a well designed introductory course about probability. I’ve appreciated how much can be taught while keeping tough maths out of sight. I’ve also appreciated the connection between theory and non-scholastic, real life applications.
By Nithin B•
From a quick introduction to real-world examples where probability is used gave an overview on the topic of probability. Sharing the raw data and generate a summary in excel or libre office calc would be a good thing to get hands-on experience.
By Tengfei H•
The course is very interesting. It has taught me a lot about basic ideas/definitions/applications of probability. But the difficulties of the exercises may be raised a little bit to bring a little bit more challenge to this course.
By Rasha A A M•
Thank you very much for this wonderful course mixed with great effort and sincerity by those in charge of it . This course is a great blend of theory and practice with a very interesting presentation of every day life applications.
By Jennifer G•
I enjoyed taking this course. It was fairly intuitive as it was billed. I had a little difficulty downloading some of the reading materials but the information provided in the videos was sufficient to take the quizzes.
Good and remarkably easy introduction to probability theory. The chosen real world applications really helped me to understand the subject better. Might have to recap some lessons to really grasp the subject.
By Mayank J•
As written in course introduction this course covers basics of Probability. Instructor is good and explains everything from scratch. Would recommend this course for someone who want to learn about basics.
This COURSE is quite interesting to learn many new thing which has explained very interestingly by karl
but add more on this as many topics are missing in this course and teach more on excel part
By Shriya S•
This course was pretty amazing! I learnt so I much about how to calculate probability, and Professor Karl gave many examples too, which made me understand the concepts well.
By Marcomini D U•
This course has been extremely powerful giving a lot of intresting example of ststistics application far away from my previous knowledge on industrial process.
By AJAY H•
This course covers very basic and does not explain how the normal distribution works, the maths behind it, and does not have rigorous exercise for practice
By Prajjwal a•
I really liked the ease with which Karl taught some of the most intriguing concepts of probability. I would suggest more numerical s to be included.
By Hasan B•
Very nice and entertaining course
Sometimes the quizzes can be a bit frustrating. They could be set better.
Also, often the quizzes are very trivial.
By Roland R•
I loved the practical examples which really helped me to grasped the essence of statistics without becoming confused with theoretical formulas
By Vinod N•
An excellent coverage of topics and good lectures by Karl. My only quibble is that the exercises could be a little more challenging.
By Prasad K•
Very enthusiastic professor. The real world examples were the highlight of the course. Would have liked more math content though.
By Robert C P•
A very nice introduction. The instructor shows a lot of enthusiasm for the subject. The exercises help reinforce the material.
By Crispin R•
Videos were very useful and interesting. This helped me develop my understanding of statistics in my A-Level Maths course.