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

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About the 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....

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Jun 26, 2020

I throughly enjoyed the course and the fact that everything was explained thoroughly. I always enjoyed Dr. White's personal experience with Data Science as well as other Data Scientists point of view.


Feb 21, 2019

Excellent quality content! It's a great introductory course that really gets you interested in Data Science. I would highly recommend it to anyone curious in learning about what Data Science is about.

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By Isaac K

Oct 13, 2020

This course does exactly what it claims. It teaches you what data science is.

By Michael S

Jun 15, 2020

The quizzes are silly and unnecessary. Other than that it is a useful course.


Apr 18, 2020

Better performance in data science

Great knowledge course for me

So thank you

By Joaquin A

Mar 31, 2020

El curso esta muy bien estructurado y se entiende facilmente. me gusto mucho.

By Robert S K

Jan 22, 2020

Very good at giving a basic understanding for someone who may be new to this.

By Dinesh S

Aug 13, 2019

simply tells what is data science and what to do the next steps to explore it

By Jimmy L

Jul 17, 2019

it's helpful. I could have more understanding of what data science really is.

By Selahattin K K

Nov 25, 2018

Readings are unnecessary. Videos repeated the same thing over and over again!


Aug 13, 2018

Course is good but really a beginner level course. Need to cover more topics.

By Jason L

Jul 4, 2018

Very interesting to grasp all of the terminology associated with data science

By Rita E

Jun 24, 2018

Great course. Interesting and engaging. Perfect for beginners of Data Science

By Mohit K

Aug 16, 2020

Great overview about a career in data science. But quizzes were not so good.

By Kevin L

May 12, 2020

A good introduction to data science with some examples and personal stories.

By Francis L

May 3, 2020

Great intro but very focused on memorizing specific sentences from readings.

By Deleted A

Apr 22, 2020

The only problem is there is no financial aid option for any of the courses.

By Somara S

Apr 17, 2020

I enjoyed the course. I wish there was maybe one or two hand on assignments.

By Sahad A

Jan 14, 2020

Is a humble request sir to add some practical for understanding of starters.

By Alexander R

Sep 20, 2019

Cool lessons, only the last one was outdated (IBM Watson Facial Recognition.

By Amit P

Jul 9, 2019

Good introduction for someone who want to start their career in Data Science

By Jiayang Z

Feb 4, 2019

Good to know some data scientist to share their thoughts about data science.

By Vigneshwaran

Apr 22, 2022

nice course it gives a knowledge about the data science

nice teaching method

By Abolfazl A P

Jan 9, 2022

it was a really good start for everyone which is interested in data science

By Carver p

Jun 2, 2021

I was expecting some practices of data science but it gives a good overview

By Sebi M

Mar 15, 2021

It should contain more information about databases, python, and algorithms.

By Valentin W

Aug 23, 2020

Generally quite good overview, but I found it too high level in some areas.