Stats 1-3 Fullerton

The [Introductory Statistics courses were] very well explained and there were always examples to find that helped me think things through.

Emily Rose Introductory Statistics for Credit

It was very helpful to have access to the discussion boards. I posted questions throughout and I appreciated that not only did the instructor/TA respond, but also other classmates.  Also I found our TA extremely helpful.

Predictive Analytics 1

The dimension reduction and classification techniques taught in this program are helping me enormously in my work at the Bank. 

Visualization in R with ggplot2 (3)

Dr. Pruim was an outstanding instructor, extremely knowledgeable, respectful and prompt.  This course has given me a strong foundation for continued learning

Statistics 2 – Inference and Association (1)

Over the last two summers, I've taken the two stats courses meant to prepare future AP Stats teachers. Those courses were invaluable to me and gave me the confidence I needed to tackle a difficult subject.

Statistics 2 – Inference and Association (2)

I think the resampling approaches are refreshing and insightful. And the textbooks are marvelous in their clarity of expression and real world examples. I have told many of my colleagues about this wonderful and refreshing online medium for learning about statistics.

Statistics 2 – Inference and Association (3)

I really like the courses. Just before I signed up for the first course, I had tried to work my way through a couple of different textbooks, and just could not get anything out of them. With this class the clear discussion text, relevant…

Statistics 3 – NOVA and Regression (1)

The tools and skills I have developed through taking Statistics 1, 2, and 3 have been directly applied to my job as an analyst providing training assessments to the United States Navy. I don't believe that I have ever taken a program that more directly…

Statistics 3 – NOVA and Regression (2)

I understand now what ANOVA is and it seems this is something I can definitely use from time to time for my job tasks.  That's the best to finish a course with the feeling of understanding and getting better in something.  Great course!

Statistics 3 – NOVA and Regression (3)

Excellent team. Once again, I'm impressed with the level of interaction that is made almost daily from the instructors and support team. Thank you for all your help.

Survival Analysis

The course has helped me understand how survival curves and hazard ratios are obtained.

Text Mining (1)

I much enjoyed your text mining course last year and plan to take the deep learning one - thanks for creating it

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (1)

This was a great class. I learned a lot and enjoyed the format. The lessons, assignments, feedback, and discussions were all informative.  I appreciate Professor Unwin's efforts to include references to web sites, journal articles, and books that will be very useful in the future.…

Visualization in R with ggplot2 (1)

This course has been a life/work changer for me. Within 2 weeks of taking this class, I was able to produce far more informative plots than I ever had before. I'm inspired to take more classes and learn as much as I can about this wonderful…

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (2)

The Instructor, Dave Unwin, was great.  I have to admit that I had my reservations about taking an online course, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Dave obviously put a lot of thought and effort into creating the materials for the course as well as structuring the…

Visualization in R with ggplot2 (2)

I was very impressed with how well Randall Pruim interacted with the class through the discussion forum.  I also was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly all the logistical "on-line" issues went.  I have already signed up for another course

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I enjoyed this course very much. The study materials were well thought out and effective. The instructor took an active interest in our progress. I would highly recommend this class.

Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R (3)

This was the first class I've taken in a long time, the first online course I've ever taken, and my first course.  I found it very easy to navigate and was pleasantly surprised at how involved the instructor was in the online discussion.  Great…

R Programming – Intermediate (3)

I have a much better understanding of the *apply functions, as well as using aggregate and xtabs to replicate pivot tables in Excel.  This will be very helpful for the type of data analysis work I do

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Taking as many courses through is one of my learning goals; I have told many of my colleagues about this online medium for learning statistics.

Sample Size and Power Determination (1)

My statistical knowledge and base continues to increase significantlynow with each additional course taken. While I may not be usingall the learnings directly in my day-to-day work (for example, regressionmodeling or calculating sample sizes), they are all influencing how I thinkabout, approach, and work…

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I am going to rock the graphics at work! This was an excellent intro to the multiple types of graphics in R, and how and when they can be combined (or not).  This can be very confusing, so this type of intro helps to avoid…

R Programming – Introduction Part 1 (2)

This was a great introduction to Programming in R. I feel like I have some basic concepts down and I am looking forward to taking more courses to keep developing my skills in this programming language. I can definitely see the potential for data analysis…

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There are many things I like about your courses. You include variety, such as the videos, the homework, the quizzes, the textbook, and the discussion board. You have well-thought out curriculum that shows a respect for good pedagogy. Your instructors are amazing! They are brilliant, and they respond…

Sample Size and Power Determination (2)

The course helps me understand different approaches (pros and cons of each approach) in sample size estimates and provides hands-on experience in using various softwares. I highly recommend this course to folks involved in clinical study design

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I took this class out of general curiosity and the fact that it used Python, which is increasingly attractive to me in building my own software tools.  To my delighted surprise I found the course to be one of the very best (out of more…

R Programming – Introduction Part 1 (3)

This course was extremely helpful in facilitating my understanding of programming in R fundamentals.  I feel confident moving forward onto the next section of R programming

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Overall, the instructor and the assistant instructors were responsive and helpful. The homework grading was done in a timely way and the model answers were helpful.  All in all, I learned a lot and am eager to practically apply these strategies.

Sample Size and Power Determination (5)

Even though I used to perform sample size calculations before - I was always skeptical of my work and was never confident if I was using the right methodologies.This course has helped me understand when to apply which technique and I can calculate sample sizes…

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The course was very interesting. It was the first time I've had this level of exposure to data mining. The real life examples and exercises covered during the course helped me to understand the various approaches and techniques presented. It was a terrific course

R Programming – Introduction Part 1 (8)

I am working for Scotiabank/International Banking-Marketing (Toronto-Canada). Since we are manipulating tons of data at the customer level for more than 27 countries, R would be the perfect complement tool (we have been using SAS) for customer analytics. I am new on this R world…

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The feedback from assistant teachers was very helpful, and while I was mostly on target, it helped me see where I needed more help.

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This course is a great review of some popular probability distributions and how to test their assumptions. Reviewing the sampling techniques and testing the assumed distributions will help me when I check data and perform regression models.

R Programming – Introduction Part 2 (1)

The course, Introduction to R Programming Part Two, taught by Joris Meys was EXCELLENT! All of the course materials were extremely helpful in allowing me not only to understand the details of R programming but also to gain a solid perspective on the fundamentals of…

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The material covered here will be indispensable in my work. I can't wait to take other courses. Great work!

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It will help me to better understand the methods behind statistical analysis used for conducting research and publishing data. I enjoyed the course. It's really convenient to do assignments on my own time.

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I felt this class did a good job of reinforcing concepts and their application, and not getting caught up in the algorithms. The TA feedback was invaluable to me. Thank you!

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I was very anxious about taking this course. The first week was intimidating, but the readings and supplements are amazing. I am walking away really feeling like I have an introductory knowledge of statistics. I appreciated the feedback on assignments. It encouraged me to keep…

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I felt this course helped me "unwrap" another layer of R. It helped me become a little more comfortable, and less afraid of writing an R program.

R Programming – Introduction Part 2 (4)

I found this course to be very helpful. It wasn't like other courses where you just run example code and change a few things here and there.  I learned a lot and have even applied what I've learned in this course to the other course I'm enrolled in currently.…

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I learned more in the past 6 weeks than I did taking a full semester of statistics in college, and 10 weeks of statistics in graduate school. Seriously.

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This course was tough, but immensely satisfying. The instructor's lecture notes were written very clearly and were easy to read

R Programming for Statistical Analysis (1)

This course will definitely be used for my work. This course should be called Intro to R for Busy People.   I'm really glad I took this course and will recommend it to others.

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The interaction with the lecturer was good, the book is great, the online book material on software is extremely helpful and the lecturer put a lot of effort into a synthesis of the books contents every week. This was by far the best course I…

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All of the courses I have taken at The Institute have been excellent in providing understanding of statistical concepts by focusing on the logic and theory behind the equations and formulas, which has allowed me to maximize my learning experience

Rasch Measurement – Core Topics (2)

This has given me a great overview of Rasch and introduced me to Winsteps which I will use instead of Quest in the future.  Thanks, the course was very useful and was very clear and well explained, especially for a beginner like me!

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Feedback on the homework was very comprehensive and detailed, always encouraging. It was a great help for me, and thank you very much to the teaching assistant!

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This is the best online course I have ever taken. Very well prepared. Covers a lot of real-life problems. Good job, thank you very much!

R Programming for Statistical Analysis (4)

I am now confident that I can use R and continue learning on my own.  The course also helped me to explore other resources within the R community online.  I'm looking forward to using R in data analysis for my masters thesis and beyond.

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The course materials are pedagogically well designed. Course administration was efficient. Overall, a pleasant learning experience which is at least as good as any face-to-face course I've attended.

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The professors provide feedback and suggestions to help understand the concepts very well. I am looking forward to many other courses along the way.

Rasch Measurement – Core Topics (3)

This course has helped me to gain a practical insight into basic/intro test construction and measurement. The course has fueled my desire to increase my understanding of measurement, specifically Rasch and IRT techniques and theories.

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I enjoyed the course thoroughly. The question-answer sessions (discussions) were really helpful in understanding the concept. I have definitely gained a lot of knowledge about microarray analysis.

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I am very appreciative of the instructor an the TA for their unflagged availability and contribution to this class. It was a very good class and I enjoyed it and would recommend others to take it.

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I appreciated the discussion board feedback as well as comments back on the homework assignments. Both of those things have helped me become a more efficient programmer

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I loved the new option to send assignments to the teaching assistant for suggestions before submitting the work to be marked. Poonam was very helpful and provided the right amount of guidance without giving away the right answer. Excellent course!

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Thank you for helping me increase my knowledge in the fields of statistics, and consequently provide them the adequate tools for better performance and sound achievements in their jobs and research.

Rasch Measurement – Core Topics (4)

I look forward to taking another course on - a great way to continue learning in a structured manner, but flexible enough to participate while Life continues.

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I just completed another of your courses and yours is without question the best online educational resource available.

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I will be using this knowledge in my daily work. Thank you. It was really interesting and useful.

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The more courses I take at, the more appreciation I have for the smart approach, quality of instructors, assistants, admin and program. Well done!

Python for Analytics (1)

It was great to get a better sense of the Python language. The course gave a great overview of the data analysis and visualization tools.

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Both the instructor and TA were exceptionally prompt in their responses to queries. The comments and suggestions were on point. Thank you for an enjoyable, informative course

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I found this a very good grounding on theory, but also there were good discussions about practical issues. The introduction to the various software packages was also very helpful.

Rasch Measurement – Further Topics (1)

The examples used in the class lessons were very helpful and presented real survey problems and their solution for some commonly encountered survey situations

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The instructor did a great job of listening to all my questions and put very timely and thoughtful responses into his answers

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I was really impressed with the clarity, knowledge, engagement level, and patience of the instructor. His contribution in the forums made this the most useful online learning experience I've had (and I've tried a few different venues)

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Excellent course!  Great support from Professor and Teaching Assistant!  Loved every single thing about this course and its content.

Optimization with Linear Programming

This was a real eye-opener to me. In short, a real joy to follow this course and be part of this learning process. It also helped me to see links I didn't see before where I could use different methods to improve upon.

Risk Simulation and Queuing (1)

Wonderful course. I'll never pass a queue again without thinking more about it :). Dr. Ragsdale's book is superb it’s really clear and whenever I had a question it was only a matter of reading more closely to find the answer

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Fantastic courses! The materials were well done and the exercises really helped me develop and apply the concepts. Very, very well done. I will recommend to my colleagues

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I realized that I deal with statistics every day. We covered issues that pertain to real life and I now feel I have knowledge about important issues I was previously unaware about.

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Dave was a fantastic instructor. Lots of personalized feedback. The course was challenging but  extremely rewarding. It's made me think about a range of new areas of statistical analysis, which I've found very stimulating

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Very interesting course, excellent content. I'm looking forward using these concepts in my business soon.

Persuasion Analytics and Targeting (1)

It was perfect, much recommended to anybody wanting to understand the dynamics behind political microtargeting and how it can be applied to business. Many theoretical aspects that were known in the past have been empirically implemented with wonderful exercises of Mr. Ken Strasma.

Risk Simulation and Queuing (2)

This course was flat-out excellent. Dr. Ragsdale sets the gold standard for teaching, from his clear and informative text to his prompt and helpful forum responses to his efficient and effective course design. I now have tools that I can put work immediately to benefit…

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I have never had an online class before, and I have typically heard bad things about them, so I was shocked when I found out just how easy this course was to manuever. I really liked the format - it allowed me to work at…

Rasch Measurement – Many Facet

Excellent course! Dr. Smith is very dedicated, always available to answer questions, and makes this online course feel almost face-to-face

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I learned a great deal from the course and recommend it highly for all prospective and current AP Statistics teachers

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