Feb 12, 2016
My favorite course, at least it gives me an argument why scripted statistics is awesome and can be applied to a number of data related activities. Recycling chunks of code has proven useful to me.
Aug 19, 2020
A very important course that greatly improved my ability to communicate the findings of any sort of data analysis that I perform. This is a critical skill to acquire to "deliver the means."
By David R•
Oct 22, 2018
I don't think the content of this course was as polished as the others in the specialisation, the lectures seemed to be a mixture of repeats and videoed lecture room talks, based on content I'd probably have given 3 stars, however the 2 course projects, which were quite challenging given lecture content pulled it up, I found these very worthwhile.
By Erik A•
Jan 17, 2017
The concept is very important, so it's good that this course is available. The video's are sometimes not that great of quality. It's okay to show recordings of lectures, but the sound is of less quality.
Another thing is that the teacher says a lot of "euhm". I know he cannot help that, but once you notice this it becomes a bit annoying.
By Charles K•
Jul 31, 2016
Pretty good course that introduces a lot of useful tools and the concept of reproduciblity. However, it is not quite as applicable as the previous courses for those who are individual contributors in the private sector and rarely have others double check their analyses or need to publish anything.
By Felipe P•
Feb 29, 2016
In this course, there was a slide presentation with audio recorded in a classroom. This part of the course should be replaced as soon as possible to offer better experience. As it is presented right now, with a loudy environment, it really doesn't match to the quality of the other courses.
By Werner S•
Nov 28, 2016
Besides the "real" scientists like medicine or bioscience, I think the whole community would be better off it everybody would follow the principles laid out here: Do your analysis but make sure that others can follow the rationale and that your steps are documented and thus reproducible.
By Jose P M L•
Oct 23, 2020
This is a very useful course, it shows how to search your research in a complete manner. This is very important and even though its an easier course, the idea is important. The audio in the lessons that are taken from professor Peng real classrom is deficient. Its hard to keep track
By Bernie P•
Jun 19, 2018
Good theory course. As someone who holds a masters and worked through half of a PhD it wasn't super useful for me personally since I was aware of the power and need for reproducibility. It's not worth while but having more of a business use case for the need might be helpful.
By Gabriel O M•
Jun 21, 2021
very nice, I learned new stuff that I didn't know. Very easy to follow and to understand as well. The exercises and projects are really good to practice previous knowledge acquired. Also I'm pretty sure that this course will help me out in my tasks at my current work.
By Camilla H•
Sep 27, 2017
The course finally got me to use markdown files which I had dabbled with before. It was nice to cement some knowledge. What I didn't appreciate was the largely redundant video lectures. Some were what seemed to be the same lecture given a year or two apart.
By Kyle H•
Feb 5, 2018
A few of the lectures were a bit repetitive if you are taking the full data science specialization. Overall there are some valuable skills and thought patterns that will prove useful if interested in reproducibility and clarity of analysis.
By Mengyin B•
Oct 6, 2016
It is about how to make your work available for others and yourself in the future. It is quite refreshing because I have never heard about anything in this course from anywhere else. It is useful for me and hope it will be useful to you.
By Yudhanjaya W•
Sep 1, 2017
The lessons on Knitr, Markdown and the case studies dissecting research were useful, but I felt far too little time was spent on examples of implementing reproducible research, and too much time spent talking about its benefits.
By Don M•
Dec 10, 2018
Good, but the final project involved too much programming and the size of the data file was unmanageable on my three year old laptop. Could the objectives be met with a smaller data file and less programming?
By Yevgen M•
Apr 6, 2017
If you are at university (PhD student, academic, researcher, etc.) then you kind of know most of the "theory". However, practising R was a huge plus (personally, I liked the Week 4 task).
By Yatin M•
Jul 22, 2017
Learning Knitr was cool. However, many of the slides were not directly relevant to the course. I think, more rigor can be added, or this course can be merged with one of the others.
By Giovanna A G•
Dec 16, 2016
You will learn how to use a very valuable tool in this class; its name is R Markdown. Besides Prof. Peng explains very well the importance of reproducible research. Nice course!
By Kim K•
Aug 8, 2018
Very helpful and informative information on how to create reproducible research. The project gives you an opportunity to create reproducible research in the format of a report.
By Antonio C d S P•
Feb 3, 2017
While I'm pretty sure this course is VERY important for researchers, it is not very useful for my area (IT) and I would like to know this before taking the course. Thank you.
By Greg A•
Feb 22, 2018
This is a necessary evil. You can try to do the other classes in the specialization without it, but learning to use R markdown well is hard with out this or a similar class
By Manny R•
Nov 13, 2017
Enjoyed learning about rMarkdown, caching, and RPubs. Was also able to spend time plotting and aggregating data in different ways. Didn't enjoy cleaning data too much :)
By demehin I•
May 23, 2016
it shows how to better communicate one analysis and i have learnt a lot from it. the lectures should be updated as some details and figures were irrelevant a this time
By Mikhail S•
Feb 6, 2016
First week has an assignment that requires knowledge from the second week. It would be better for the course if both assignments has two weeks for accomplishment.
By Jorge E M O•
Jul 21, 2016
The course already needs and actualization, plus they must fix the order of the first assignment. Besides that, this is a really useful and fulfilling course.
By Jo S•
Jan 27, 2016
Covers some important and interesting areas and is generally well taught (although the recording quality on the videos varies). Interesting final project!
By Rouholamin R•
May 12, 2019
lectures are a little bit theoretical and at some point maybe boring but projects will give you a real experience with data and research reproducibility.