Jan 05, 2018
This course was excellent in all aspects, including the interesting and extensive material, as well as Dr. Annemarie Zand Scholten's brilliant lectures that help students digest and enjoy the content.
May 08, 2018
It is well-structured and informative. The pop up questions are interactive and the animation is fun. I have learned a lot from the video instruction, recommended readings, and assignments. Thanks.
автор: Toshan M•
Nov 19, 2018
Good introduction to statistics and social science.
автор: Fabian G•
Dec 02, 2015
Interesting and concise. Straight to the point.
автор: Bartosz K•
Dec 10, 2015
Great content and delivered in a clear way.
автор: Juan S B M•
Jan 12, 2017
very good course, well structured!!
автор: Ree R•
Jul 07, 2020
автор: MYAT T W•
Oct 03, 2019
effective for me
автор: Jamer N C A•
Oct 29, 2015
автор: MUSA T S•
Jan 24, 2017
автор: Flavia F•
Jun 06, 2020
The course is very interesting and the material discussed is all essential knowledge for doing research in the field of social sciences. I also really appreciate the extra material that the teachers offered, the interesting interviews in particular, which presents the student with the perspective of scientists conducting research in the field.
However, the amount of work required for completing the course is significantly above that mentioned in the course description, or at least in one takes the final assignments seriously.
Another problem I had was with understanding the questions of several final assignments and of the final exam. I have a master in cognitive science, one in analytic philosophy, and I am at the final stage of my PhD in philosophy. I have studied my masters in English, and I am writing my PhD thesis in English. Yet, many questions really puzzled me, including the questions regarding the philosophical content of the course.
Given the difficulties I encountered, I wonder whether this course would be really suitable to undergraduates.
Despite that, I am happy to have completed the course and I recognize that I learned a lot during the course. Despite the final assignments requiring more work than I had planned, I had a lot of fun doing them. Furthermore, I really appreciate the teachers' effort (and I believe quite some was needed) to design this course and to offer students more than it was required to provide them with some basic knowledge.
автор: Marc Q•
Jan 02, 2020
The content provided is of excellent quality, and videos are well explained. I only put 3 stars for 2 reasons. The first one, is that the “peer-reviewing” idea is not a good idea without language requirements to enrol in this course: at least half of the assignments I peer-reviewed were filled with vocabulary and grammar mistakes make it really hard the understand. In many cases as well, the assignments are so filled with mistakes that it is just impossible to understand. I therefore wonder, how such low English skills can permit some of us to read carefully and understand the texts used for the assignments.
The second point, is that in my opinion, the content remains very general. For instance a deeper analysis of each research designs would have been nice.
The course remains however extremely useful for whoever is interested in quantitative reasoning. I would recommend to pair this knowledge with that of books on each topic discussed.
автор: Stephen R•
Oct 17, 2015
The actual educational value of this course is quite high. The score I can offer it in good faith is dragged down by the additional "assignments" like "Write you own quiz question!" and the expectation to review the quiz questions thought up by other students. Such things in a scientific course are unnecessary and may actually be counterproductive because of the reliance upon other students and their grasp of the material. If they are to remain part of this course, they really should be treated as supplementary and not required to complete the course. It really detracts from the experience for those of us who come here to learn and not to socialize.
автор: Rafael d M B•
Jun 26, 2020
The course is good, although some things bothered me a lot: 1) The peer review is just horrible. I've been plagiarized 3 times during this course, it takes a lot of time to wait for other students' assignments to be ready for evaluation and most of the time the evaluations received follow a random pattern. 2) the examples and the knowledge are mainly for Psychology. Don't be fooled, it says Social Sciences, but 90% of the examples or the subjects is about Psychology. If you want to have real examples of Economis, Political Science or International Relations, you won't find them here. I suggest changing the title of the course to address this issue.
автор: Justyna L•
May 10, 2020
The course materials are great, but the peer review system for assignments does not work for me. Most people just give perfect grades to everyone, and the quality of the assignment doesn't matter. Forums are also not used for anything other than students asking for good reviews of their work, so there isn't really a spirit of learning from each other. This impacts on my personal learning as I do not know whether my assignments were actually correct.
автор: Bianca V•
Mar 15, 2018
It was a well and clearly structured course. Although rich in content, it was enjoyable and useful to complete.
However, the course is missing a contingency plan in case somebody fails a session. Since assessments are peer reviewed, I do not see the motivation of my peers to come back and grade me again - which means I cannot complete the course on time despite, being on time with all assignments.
May 08, 2020
While some of this course was useful, there are some issues I have with it. The first week, a philosophical history, had little to do with the material I wanted to learn. The rest seems focussed on teaching definitions, rather than truly explaining concepts. I would have preferred a structure that enabled practice of concepts, rather than definition regurgitation.
автор: Big W•
Apr 08, 2016
mechanically it worked pretty well. just a little hard to figger out what's going on and what's important. what needs to be memorized and what just needs to be understood . . .
автор: Jude B•
Feb 23, 2020
The course was okay, the assignments and final quiz don't really reflect the material properly and need to be re-evaluated and rephrased to be clearer
автор: Daniel M C•
Dec 14, 2015
Just three stars so far, I've just started the course late... I think it looks good tho.
May 28, 2016
very good course, but I never recieved the feedback I needed on the forum
автор: Anupama R•
Jun 24, 2020
Too long and difficult as there are more number of peer reviews
автор: PHUONG T•
Jan 12, 2017
Fairly good. Fundamental knowledge for researcher.
автор: Hafeez A•
Oct 25, 2015
interesting and informative course.
автор: Jason M H•
Mar 04, 2016
Over reliance on student grading. Material does not map well to the quizzes.
автор: Marc F•
Mar 25, 2018
too much work, too much specific question, alot of not related knowledge that we need to learn... Not useful in my opinion.
автор: Winthrop Y•
Apr 19, 2016
Excellent lectures, good tests, too many peer evaluations!