Jan 05, 2018
This course was excellent in all aspects, including the interesting and extensive material, as well as Dr. Annemarie Zand Scholten's brilliant lectures that help students digest and enjoy the content.
May 08, 2018
It is well-structured and informative. The pop up questions are interactive and the animation is fun. I have learned a lot from the video instruction, recommended readings, and assignments. Thanks.
Jan 23, 2017
I was very happy with the course. Good amount of workload, good videos, transcripts available, and the exam at the end of the course was difficult, but doable after some studying.
By Bertha I A T•
Jul 27, 2017
I find it very well structured and very well explained
By Humberto C C•
Oct 05, 2015
Wonderful course, make you think in the proper way to do everything!!!!!
By Laure-Anne V•
Dec 26, 2015
I had taken 99% of the course last time, but didn't have time to do the assignments or complete it fully. I was pleased to see it was running again.
I've followed many many many Courseras and this is by far the highest quality. Well done!
What you did right?
Illustrations. They perfectly capture the concept without distracting. They are amusing and just-the-right-degree-of-imperfect, which makes the course material feel approachable.The graphic design. The slightly messy, hand-written, crumpled paper background design is perfect. Not pretentious, not overly boring. Just that little touch of individualism and authenticity we need. This is a great way to avoid alienating your students, to keep a connection.
Philosophy of science, history of science, research designs, etc. Despite having studied for a BSc, an MSc, and a scientific postgrad, I had to find out about these concepts through on-line courses and podcasts. I was really happy to see these neatly presented to me in a structured way in one spot in the context of a formal
Research methods course. When covering these sections, you also did a great job at sticking to the important stuff. I am extremely impressed. In the reality of research, we get sucked in by the nitty gritty and forget about the big picture. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful framework behind the scientific method.You actually bothered spell-checking the transcript, particularly for proper names. I've had Courseras where the transcript seemed more like a onomatopeas than serious text.
This is all I remember for now, all that's fresh off my mind, as am just up to week 2 right now, but I wanted to give you all a thumbs up for this great course you've wrapped up. I am seriously considering registering for the entire specialisation because of the quality of this course.
By Polina B•
Apr 03, 2017
I enjoyed the course. First, I liked the instructor very much. Dr Zand Scholten explained everything in a very structured and concrete way. Examples were repetitive, but very understandable. Also some of creative assignments (weeks 3, 5, 7) were quite useful for understanding of course concepts.
By Elvira N•
Nov 14, 2017
Very useful course if you are interested in how properly conduct a research. Only theoretical basis, no calculations included. Thank you ! :)
By Sandeep K•
Jul 24, 2017
Its a nice course and provide me good understanding of Quantitative Research methods!
By Ozgur O C•
Feb 18, 2016
By Bilous V•
Nov 20, 2015
Very simply understandable course.
By Pavel B•
Jun 01, 2016
The course gave a really structured sense of what scientific method is and how scientific research shall be conducted. Assessing how the material is exposed to students - one of best courses here, imho.
By ABDUL B Q•
Sep 17, 2015
Nov 27, 2016
This course is very dense. The videos are short and to the point, making it a great overall review of the material, or very easy to review the challenging portions if it's your first time being introduced to it.
The explanations are very clear, and assume no previous knowledge or subject-specific vocabulary. The illustrations help a great deal with my ability to stay focused, and the digestibility of the content.
By Saleem J•
Dec 29, 2016
So far so good. Great beginning of a great course.
By Fariza A T•
Mar 24, 2016
Excellent organisation of the course! The content is also well thought and presented. i personally clarified many vague questions related to variables, measurements and research ethics. I did have the quantitative methods course at the university, in any case some blank spots were left, so this course was helpful. It is a useful course for revising, but I do not know how total beginners feel about it. If I were a beginner I would have some difficulties probably. It could relate to my personal "slowness" to grasp material like this.
Thank you Annemarie! I really like your lecturing/teaching style.
By Efe S•
Feb 01, 2016
This is a great course on research design! Especially if you complete all the assignments, there is definitely something you can learn from this course. (I mean, I teach research design and even I learned new things!)
By Judith T•
Feb 09, 2016
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a great deal. The course design is thoughtful and well-carried-out. The illustrations are delightful! The instructor is obviously expert on the topic as well as in teaching and information is delivered very clearly. I will be building on this new knowledge for some time to come!
By Jessica H•
Oct 27, 2015
I was very impressed with the perspective the course took. I had not seen the topic covered from the point of view of the harm to society poor methodology had.
By farrukh j•
Feb 10, 2016
great course. instructor used simple language, applied concepts and good examples. lecture slides are well prepared.
By Jonathan J d S P•
Sep 20, 2015
Dec 11, 2015
Fantastic teacher and excellent coverage of a broad range of materials.
By Dale P•
Oct 25, 2016
Not even through the first week, which I started ahead, and I am feeling very logically enlightened by the material.
By Yi-Chien, C•
Aug 08, 2017
I really learned solid knowledge to this specific approach in doing social scientific research
By Ioana F•
Nov 25, 2015
I found this course very useful, and the videos were really well-made and entertaining despite the dry subject.
By Deleted A•
Jan 02, 2016
A very good teacher and interesting and clear videos. Besides, the tasks have been demanding.
By Kumar A•
Jul 27, 2017
It was a great course for a someone who is a beginner. I really liked the approach of analyzing other researches. They were not too difficult, providing the correct balance for students to get to know the topic better and also not be over burdened by the course structure.