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Learner Reviews & Feedback for What is Data Science? by IBM Skills Network

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About the Course

Do you want to know why Data Science has been labelled as the sexiest profession of the 21st century? After taking this course you will be able to answer this question, and get a thorough understanding of what is Data Science, what data scientists do, and learn about career paths in the field. 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 using data to derive insights and predict outcomes have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science. In today's world, we use Data Science to find patterns in data, and make meaningful, data driven conclusions and predictions. This course is for everyone, and teaches concepts like Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks and how companies apply data science in business. You will meet several data scientists, who will share their insights and experiences in Data Science. By taking this introductory course, you will begin your journey into the thriving field that is Data Science!...

Top reviews


Feb 23, 2020

Terrific introduction to the Data Science course. Never expected but was extremely excited with the quality of content, speakers and a very honest attempt to making this course interesting.



Jul 18, 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).

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By ruben g

Mar 20, 2021

Es una buena introducción para comprender a nivel teórico que es la ciencia de datos

By Terre C

Dec 29, 2020

A very basic introduction for people that want to start learning about data science.

By Duzie U

Sep 18, 2020

I liked the infographics. They helped me conceptualise the course easily. Thank you.

By Alexander

Aug 19, 2020

Good, easy, well explained, motivational. It needs diagrams at the end as a summary.

By Cecilia R O

Jul 26, 2020

it was very good and easy to understand.

The videos and reading are not boring at all

By prabhakar g

Jun 2, 2020


By adesh p

Feb 20, 2020

that was a very good experience to learn online with Coursera. Worth the experience.

By Trish R

Mar 22, 2019

I'm enjoying . learning this but the course materials are confusing and out of date.

By Uday M N

Jun 29, 2021

enjoyed a lot and got clear information about Data science....Thank you so much IBM

By Sandro R

Mar 26, 2021

Very nice introdduction. To less hands-on for my taste. That's why I reduce a star.

By Kanika B

Jun 1, 2020

A good course which provides a perfect introduction to data science for a beginner.

By Matteo V

May 10, 2020

Got the basics of data science and its implications in the 21st century job market.

By Venkat T K

Apr 14, 2020

Very clear, simple and visual explanation to all the data science topics discussed.

By Jingni L

Jan 23, 2020

A general introduction of data science. Useful for people who's new to this subject

By Ombir S C

Dec 28, 2019

it is very good analytical tool to understand important of data and its advantages.

By 이승수

Dec 9, 2019

Allowed me to learn the true purpose of data science and led me to choose the path.

By Sanjeet K D

Nov 24, 2019

It's very basic of data science, but a very good learning for the beginners. Thanks

By Kartik R

Jul 12, 2019

It will enhance your interest toward Data Science. Great introduction for begginer.

By Uzodinma F U

Jul 1, 2019

This course gives a firm background of Data Science and what a Data Scientist Does.


Sep 5, 2022

Je suis très content d'avoir pris part àcours. J'ai reçu un badge sans certificat.

By Milan P

Sep 11, 2021

I gained a lot of insight into data science, to kickstart further reading into it.

By Luigi R

Feb 28, 2020

Some things reported throughout the course are a little be lacking objectivity...!

By Martín L G

Dec 3, 2019

Good course, i think it could be improve a lot but for basic knowledge is too god.

By Nirmalya M

Dec 19, 2022

The course could have been more intense and assignments should be more difficult.

By John T J

Sep 22, 2022

It's good.

The information from the textbook is dated, as it is now 7 years old.