I think this is a very advisable course as a whole, The capstone offers a good occasion to put into practice what has been learned during the four previous courses and also works as a sort of review.
Great course, learned a lot and got me started on another project that I've turned into a really nice portfolio item. I feel much more comfortable with R and statistics principles.
By Andrea P•
Very interesting project oriented and practical case! Well done!!
By andy d•
The Capstone project really helped tie the program together
By Lou B V•
It is great. You really have to apply what you learned.
By Marco G•
Great project, real life application.
By Arjun B•
Strong Capstone Project
By Gabriel T F•
A very good course
By Marina Z•
Great! Enjoyed it!
By Jim F•
Loved this course
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By Vinh H•
Very good !
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By Bruce H•
This project will reward you for the time you invest. It's a good simulation of a real-world exercise in using concepts from the specialization. The reason I took away one star is because the grading rubrics at every step are relatively superficial, sometimes absurdly superficial.
By Mariia D•
Course is good, well planned and teaches a lot
However, there is a problem with the certificate info, it is said, that there where "5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week average per course"
It is misleading, as there were at least 25 weeks of study, 5 weeks per course at average
By Benjamin E•
Good, challenging problem sets. Final project is interesting enough, albeit perhaps could have required a bit more in the final submission to make it really rigorous.
By Matthew C•
The capstone is difficult, especially the quizzes, but it's a great way to solidify the things you learned in the course.
By ninad p•
This was my first course, and found it very useful to learn new skills.
By Tom M•
By Katy S•
I liked the format of the course with its combination of quizzes & mini-peer review assignments which progressed towards the final project. However, sometimes the practice exercises felt a bit random; additionally, there was very little guidance (in this course or others) on how to handle a dataset with so many variables. Overall this was a theme throughout the specialization; we learned how to do one-off analyses/run R functions in isolation but we did not learn much in the way of how to approach end-to-end analysis on real world datasets. Additionally, as in previous courses, the course maintainers were absent - forum questions, including those about errors in the course material, have gone unanswered for multiple years.
By Stefanie R•
This course was a good way to bring together everything I learned from the previous courses, but it could have been a lot better. As with previous courses I had to teach myself a lot, particularly R code as it's simply not taught or not explained well enough. There is also no real support from moderators or course leaders - there are many posts in the discussion forums with questions or pointing out errors, some from years ago, which were never answered, so if you have a problem or don't understand something you're on your own! I also had to wait 5 weeks and get in touch with Coursera support to get my final grade, as I only got one peer review, despite submitting the assignment on time.
By Gonzalo C S•
We spent several months waiting for this capstone to appear. The instructors dissapeared and nobody knew if this one was going finally to happen or what.
By Jennifer g e•
Very little help to make the workshops.
By Alexander C•
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