30 апр. 2020 г.
I would like to thank Dr. James Abdey for his wonderful explanation of probability and statistics in a short time. I definitely learnt many things which I can make use in my further courses. Thank you
22 апр. 2021 г.
James Abdey is an excellent lecturer. He explains clearly while using a lot of examples from real life applications. I am considering to read his PhD thesis (even though I don't have insomnia :-))
автор: Ashkan R•
8 июня 2020 г.
The course was great, in the sense that it introduces the student to a wide variety of topics which will be continued right after taking this course. The instructor, Dr Abdey, is a very passionate teacher and he discussed the subject with such liveliness and excitement which I admire the most. The one thing I really didn't like about this course was He haven't provide lots of challenges and the depth of the topics are so shallow, so an intermediate student might be bored especially in weeks 2 up to week 5, but it had the quality of having both a great beginning and an inspiring ending. I, myself, can't wait to deep diver into the advanced topics he discussed by the end of the course. Thanks Dr. Abdey, and Coursera.
автор: Grigory S•
8 нояб. 2018 г.
The first course I've paid for to get a certificate.
For me it's VERY hard to understand any theoretical math-related concept from video-lectures. I need to read paper for it and there are paper for every video in this course.
I am very thankful about it but the main purpose of video is missed: VISUALISATION very important in teaching math concepts especially such practival one as statistics. I wish there'd be more videos with lovely visialusation of sample data and it's statisitcs to get students a general feeling of what all this 'boring' calculations looks like.
I also understand that one course is not enough to have good knowlegde of statistics and read books while completing this.
автор: Gloria P•
7 мая 2022 г.
El curso me resultó muy interesante para recordar algunos aspectos de Probabilidades y Estadística y también para conocer algunos aspectos que desconocía. La forma de enfocar el curso me pareció muy innovadora.
La única observación que tengo es que aunque el curso se ofrece en otros idiomas, tanto el material escrito como las evaluaciones son en inglés. Para el material escrito no es tan problemático, lo delicado son las evaluaciones donde a veces la mal interpretación puede ser un problema pues agrega otro nivel de dificultad a la propia evaluación.
автор: Eleanor H•
29 апр. 2021 г.
I enjoyed the course very much. It is a good introduction to probability and statistics and motivated me to want to go deeper into the subjects. Dr. Abdey, the instructor, was very energetic and his enthusiasm for the topic topic was evident and contagious. The pace and length of each video and reading was right for me. I think there could have been more exercises and quizzes that required work rather than just reading to answer multiple choice questions.
автор: dave w•
19 мар. 2019 г.
The course material was top notch I learned a lot. It was an excellent crash course, and beautifully explained. I took off a star because the failure of the grading system in Assignment #2 / Week 5 cost me a lot of time, and likely affected many of my peers as well. That type of technical glitch is unacceptable in MOOC, particularly because there doesn't seem to be anyone around to support the students. Thanks for resolving it, though, whoever you are!
автор: Melissa C•
25 июня 2020 г.
The PDFs were very difficult to understand based on what we learned on the videos, the document included additional information that made no sense unless you had previously studied this. Also, the first peer-reviewed assignment had very weird wording (because I assume it was difficult to type in all the symbols) but that left the students confused and we had to ask others on the chat to help us decode the meaning.
автор: `Arif A b A P•
1 июля 2021 г.
The course is enjoyable and Dr Abdey does a great job making the subject interesting and approachable. Some advanced concepts are also introduced but I would advise beginners to gloss over them and not worry too much on completely understanding them. Unfortunately, the Discussion Forums do not appear to have been updated recently and there are viewing issues in some of the graded assignments.
автор: Kristoffer H•
5 апр. 2020 г.
Great course that makes it not too difficult to pick up some basic statistics knowledge. The hardest thing in the course is reading some of the questions they want you solve in first assignment as it seems no effort was put into making equations human readable and for the second assignment they provide an Excel formula that doesn't work. Don't use Excel? Figure it out yourself.
автор: Jordi A•
26 нояб. 2018 г.
Basic introduction to the world of statistics, well structured and supplied with reading materials. Quite elementary, I'd say at most it's a HS/pre-college level overview of different fields and concepts. The lecturer conveys a strong appreciation for the subject. Recommended for those who want a first approximation to the subject.
автор: David Y•
19 сент. 2021 г.
a very introductory approach, lacks exercises for practice, assignments are not clearly written, for example, you'd see textboxes of the type: Find the $[pval$\-2 if given \bar[x] and etc etc, it's as if the initial layout was written in a programming language but when put together in the coursera platform the format is lost.
автор: Ryan P•
18 мая 2022 г.
A very solid basic introduction to Probability and Statistics. Definitely on the easier side but that's okay as I do think that's what it was aiming for. From a quantitative background in Science, there's a lot of concepts that I didn't learn before as I've never taken a statistics course, so this is good for future study!
автор: Karthikeyan R•
19 июля 2020 г.
The course covers a good amount of theory and is explained very eloquently in great detail. However, I would've liked more math to be included. More problems solved during lectures, given as homework as well as tested during quizzes/assignments. This would've enhanced the hold on the subject for students.
автор: Giovanni B•
23 мая 2019 г.
Very interesting course, well explained, I found the material useful. The reason I do not give 5 stars is that I found the course somewhat slow, it took a long time to explain certain concepts, and not broad enough, concentrating on a few very specific areas of probability and statistics.
автор: Lauren H•
22 сент. 2020 г.
This is a good course, I like the format with short videos and written summaries that reiterate the same concepts and a bit more, it helps the learning sink in. Didn't give it 5 stars because there weren't quite enough practical exercises (just 2 throughout the 6 weeks).
автор: Olivera M•
12 июня 2019 г.
I really liked the course, I would just say that this is for complete and absolute beginners who haven't had any interactions with statistics and that it wont leave you with a lot of practical knowledge, more of a broad idea of what statistics could do for you.
автор: Josh V•
13 апр. 2020 г.
For an "introductory" course on Probability and Statistics, this one's really good. It would have been better should this course contain at least one practical application per module so that at least the students can have a hands-on experience with Statistics.
автор: Latoya G•
12 мая 2020 г.
I thought the course was comprehensive and I thoroughly appreciated Dr Abney's eloquence. However, not simplistic enough for a student doing probability and statistics for the first time or for a student who is not mathematically savvy.
автор: Douglas b•
21 авг. 2021 г.
Excellent iinstructor! Definitely 5 stars for knowledge and presentation. Course layout also top-notch. Very good introduction to statistics. Course assignments and grading were very clunky so overall course rating dropped to 4 stars
автор: Linh S•
23 февр. 2020 г.
A pretty solid introductory course. The readings covered everything that the lectures covered, and sometimes more. One could get through the entire course by only doing the readings, and not bothering to watch the lectures.
автор: CHARIS K J•
25 мая 2020 г.
Lecturer discussed the materials well. Related abstract concepts to real world situations. However, there are some concepts I still cannot grasp well.One has to diligently learn the concepts or you'll get lost sometimes.
автор: Debroop S•
22 нояб. 2020 г.
Gained some good insights into probability and statistics. This can be a good starting point for people intending to brush up on this topic with the intention for future practical use. eg: predict stock price movements.
автор: Mathias A R G•
27 мая 2020 г.
It was a really nice course, very useful and recomended to people who wants to remember some statics concepts. Perhaps it it would be better, if the course has more practice and no so much theory. But this was great!
15 авг. 2020 г.
Although the linear programming, and simulation sections were interesting, I would have rather delved a little more deeply into statistics. Perhaps a little more on regression analysis or analysis of variance.
автор: Sara F V•
5 мая 2020 г.
I confess that what got me into this course was the smart name.
I ended up liking the teacher and his way of teaching. He does a good and brief introduction to the topic in a simple and fun way
автор: Zeev H•
20 нояб. 2021 г.
The videos and the lecturer were very good , the subject was explained very interesting.
Week 6 included too many methods that were not covered with sufficient depth.