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What is Data Science? , IBM

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About this Course

The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people working in data science have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science. In this course, we will meet some data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....

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Jul 19, 2018

I thought this course introduced the topic of data science very well. I think I have a much better idea how to describe data science and common terms associated with the field (like machine learning).


Nov 07, 2018

Its a very basic course on Data Science. It is for someone who is just getting started with data science. It will give an over all picture of what data science is all about and how to go about it.

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By Roy Ridinger

Feb 16, 2019

Good starting point in the discussion material. Easy to follow. Fun backdrop of learning skills from real life students which have a story to tell.

By Latosha Michelle Imani

Feb 15, 2019

This course was a wonderful introduction to Data Science. I am glad that I took it.

By Nabil Fawzy Halim Ajayby

Feb 15, 2019

Great Course .

By Vigneshwaran P

Feb 15, 2019

Awesome now I know something about Data Science, Thanks Coursera

By Praveen Kumar

Feb 15, 2019

After going through this session i got clear understanding of what Data Science and various skills required for Data Scientist.

By Luciano Magaldi

Feb 15, 2019

Excellent IBM course. As usual !!!

By Roshan Dhakal

Feb 14, 2019

Pretty good information regarding what Data Science is.


Feb 14, 2019

really good courses

By Tassio Carvalho de Almeida Gomes

Feb 14, 2019


By Héctor E. Tostado Calvo

Feb 14, 2019

It's fine, covers the main topic, but feels like a very superficial introduction to the especialization.