- 4 reviews
- 3 completed
I love this course! I have no background in development and only high-school level economics and had no problems understanding the concepts presented in the lectures. The videos were short, enjoyable and followed by short "finger exercises" to help reinforce the material. This format made the course easy to complete. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Duﬂo are experts in the field of poor economics and most of the examples in the class are based on their research. I was particularly impressed by the way that they applied experimental design to tackling the problems of global poverty. This course has completely changed the way I think how to solve social problems. In addition to learning a lot about poverty, taking this course increased my understanding of economics, experimental design, and human behavior. I am sad that the course is ending and would recommend it to anyone!
This is an excellent course on introductory statistics! Dr. Çetinkaya-Rundel presents the subject clearly and provides excellent online learning resources. The format of the labs (datacamp) is extremely helpful for learning R for someone with very little experience in the subject (such as myself). This course is very fast-paced and rigorous and the student will need to invest a significant amount of time and energy in it if they wish to earn a certificate. But I would highly recommend it, it is by far the best online resource I've found for learning statistics.
I watched the first couple of weeks of this course while I was preparing for my GRE. It was absolutely perfect for what I needed: a basic introduction to logic that I could watch while packing my life away for another move. The professors are really fun and engaging, and the material really helped me on the reading and writing sections of the GRE. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to use it to study for the GRE, and I plan to complete this course in the future because it was just so fun.
This course is a great introduction to statistics and I really enjoyed the first few weeks. The professor is really engaging and her explanations are crystal clear. I ended up dropping it because I was looking for a course with a lab component that included R programming language, but I would recommend it to someone who is looking for a basic introduction to statistics.