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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


May 11, 2020

Very learning experience, I am a beginner in DS, but the instructors in this course simplified the contents that made me I could easily understand, tools and materials were very helpful to start with.


Sep 17, 2020

very useful. i liked and enjoyed the journey of learning in these five weeks. the instructor is very clear and taught very interestingly. Thanks to her. she looked poised and cheerful and professional

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By Amdadul H

Sep 5, 2022

The journy was veriy hardship for me, as well as lot of knowledge are ther.

Realy thankful to coursera platform.

By mahesh C

Oct 6, 2020

anyone who wants to learn the course at low cost compared to other competitors looting money this is great course

By Ali R

Jun 2, 2020

I think this course was only introduction about the Data Science. It does not include the internal working of DS.

By Jinhan Z

Feb 24, 2020

Nice introductary subject to help student understanding what's data science and accountability of data scientists

By Olivier

Feb 19, 2020

The course was a good overview of the subject in general. The course did not contain much technical information.

By Моисеенко В Л

Feb 10, 2020

The course is excellent for everyone who wants to get GENERAL idea on Data Science. There is no practical tasks..


Jan 27, 2020

got inappropriate score : even though I wrote all 8 elements for the last question, recieved low score for that,.


Jan 10, 2023

Course must be on practical example . What is data science must be clear in 2 and 3 video and focus on practical

By Forex H

Dec 11, 2020

This is a must take course especially for those who want to dive into data science field. All the best and enjoy

By Arman K

Apr 7, 2020

The instructor and author of the book is so descriptive. It is preferred to follow a course with more examples.

By Muhammad A

Mar 18, 2020

this course was very good and it created for me good knowledge in data science

thanks for teacher in this course

By Simpson I

Dec 22, 2019

Excellent course. Very good introduction to data science. Helps learners like me who are very new to this field.

By Solin B

Dec 21, 2020

Can go a little bit more detail. Also there were a lot of repetition of subjects. Other than that is was great.

By François M

Jul 14, 2020

Great lecture! A little more structure would enhance quality of the course even more (e.g. by providing slides)

By Theethat A

Jul 6, 2020

The class is good for the beginner, and non-time consuming even though the course estimate it to be exaggerate.

By Akshay S

May 23, 2020

A great course to build a basic understanding of Data Science. Quite helpful when you just started a new thing.

By Anuj S

May 11, 2020

Explains everything in detailed and in a much understandable way with practical examples and experts interview.

By cara m

Apr 25, 2020

Interesting courses but problems with subtitles that do not correspond to videos and videos a little redundant.

By Parvathy D

Nov 21, 2020

Was easy to follow, and the delivery was excellent. And it motivated me to peruse my interest in data science.

By Gonzalo V I

Dec 11, 2019

Registering to IBM Cloud instructions were not updated, so I couldn´t enjoy with the exercise with Watson IBM.

By Mushiirah M

Oct 15, 2019

Enlightening. Very interesting way of helping novices in exploring this new field of IT, Maths and Statistics.

By Richard J

May 27, 2019

Its pretty basic, could use some examples ( maybe just looking at some real examples of what people have done)

By Nicklas N

Jan 15, 2019

A good high-level introduction into data science with some interesting interviews and insights into the field.


Feb 26, 2022

wonderful insructor but the course can have more content and more real world examples in good example video.

By Takahide M

May 9, 2021

It was a very easy-to-understand lecture.

I wanted you to talk a little more about the appeal of data science.