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.
Sep 9, 2019
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.
By fabien M•
Apr 24, 2020
This is a general introduction, probably a lot could of it could be reduced.
You will learn interesting things in the interviews (they are great).
But some videos are too broad ("blablabla") and skipable.
My advice : read the transcript and race for it
By Cornea D A•
Sep 2, 2019
It is pretty basic. The quizzes aren't so relevant all the time. Perhaps it does not involve much difficulty because it is meant for everyone, no matter from which field of work. The videos are nice though and worth watching for general knowledge.
By Sadiq A•
Jul 16, 2018
I recognize the course is introductory but even so it's very easy to pass (why bother to give assessments and grade if the bar is not set at a challenging level), the course material could simply be expected reading for a more advanced course.
By Alix H P•
May 10, 2020
A really good introductory course--has interested me to continue with the the "IBM Certification Certificate". Highly recommend this course for people who have an interest to get into Data Science and want to get a sense what it is all about.
By Tiaan T•
Jul 17, 2019
Some answers assessed come from places either not clearly mentioned or absent from the course material. However, the course is a great introduction to data science and the many applications, I look forward to completing the full certificate.
By Oz H•
Nov 21, 2020
I think its really Unnecessary course. Personally I want to study data science as fast as I can, and I felt unproductive and wasting-time when I studied this course. This course should be studied at the end of data science as a conclusion
By Keith A•
Jan 5, 2022
This didn't feel like a very substantive module. I'm going to feel like an imposter if the rest of the modules are as lightweight. The forray into IBM's Cloud/Watson was unsettlingly superficial. Surely we will go deeper, right?
By Deleted A•
May 12, 2019
Relatively basic introduction - course material assignments felt they more rewarded recital about an author's perspective than an objective review of many perspectives. Reading material was quite light. Fine to start with though.
By Loïc B•
Sep 11, 2018
Decent introduction to data science through video interviews of experts.
The assignements and quizzes do not reallly test your understanding of the subject but more your ability to remember details about a video yo've seen 10mn ago.
By Lorenzo G K•
Apr 22, 2021
This course explains what data science is and what a data scientist is like. It also tries to motivate you by looking at job opportunities. But a whole 3-week course is a little bit too much. I completed it in under 4 hours.
By Saransh R•
Feb 2, 2020
Many videos with a lot of interviews that don't really add value. The readings are somewhat interesting. The course does not scientifically explain data science, but gives a broader view of the career aspect of data science.
By Nicolas C•
Jan 7, 2020
I think this course is only a timid explanation of what a Data Scientist student needs to learn and ithe deal personal conditions before studying Data Science. It felt more like a sellers pitch than interesting information.
By Mustaqim M•
Jan 30, 2020
Very basic. I was hoping it gets into actual data science, but it spends most of the time explaining how to write academic papers and only one task that actually uses the IBM portal for machine learning. Disappointing.
By Paul A•
Aug 30, 2021
Although the introductory videos are fairly good, the quizzes don't really assist with learning or demonstrate understanding of the material. Instead, they function as simple regurgitation of points from the readings.
By Michael A•
Oct 29, 2020
Information was a decent introduction to Data Science for complete beginners. But, this information could have easily been condensed into one week of a more interesting, hands-on course in data science tools/methods.
By Chris C•
Sep 30, 2019
The course felt like about 40 percent information and 60 percent promotion. Materials were of a mediocre level. Perhaps appropriate for the completely uninitiated but not useful for practitioners looking to level up.
May 23, 2022
It was very introductory with a lot of reading. I wish it had been a little more interactive or required more of the student, but I guess the rest of the courses are where the tasks and deeper diving come into play.
By Greg G•
May 25, 2019
While a nice introduction to the history, I would have liked a more thorough review or citations of the seminal work in the field, of the statistical methods used, and of the code used to generate machine learning.
By Shelby C•
May 26, 2021
The final exam and some quiz questions did not have answers that lined up with the assigned readings. They were nuanced questions with very particular answers that did not correlate to the knowledge of the course.
By Sandhya A•
Oct 3, 2020
I could see there is more of reading rather of teaching. It would be better if the reading is reduced. Especially for quizes it is meant to read only last sections. But a quiz should cover all the topics taught
By Jeremy G•
Aug 19, 2020
This course is a bit long and high-level for the length of the course. It should go a level deeper into actually running through an example of a Data Science focused case study or problem that is instructor led.
By Alina S T•
Mar 7, 2022
The tests are not very carefully formulated, and there is a lot of noise or not very useful information. Also, the rquirement to sign up for the IBM data platform was a bit useless and bothersome at this point.
By Travis C•
Dec 29, 2020
Quizzes didn't really test for knowledge, just hyper specific questions about a video or reading. Felt like just another way to enforce honor code to ensure reading rather than understanding or comprehension.
By Archit B•
Jun 7, 2021
This Course could have been shorter. Many points seem repetitive. A few questions in the course were specific to those case studies which seems not quite useful to be asked in the Short tests in between.
By Sergii G•
Nov 21, 2018
Very generic information, which is somewhat useless. A lot of time is devoted to students talking about the data science and I don't think people taking this course would be extremely interested in that.