The [Introductory Statistics courses were] very well explained and there were always examples to find that helped me think things through.
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.
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.…
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…
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…
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
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.
I really like the Statistics.com 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…
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…
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!
This [SQL - Introduction to Database Queries course] is the single most useful course I have ever taken in regards to helping me in the workplace.
The course has helped me understand how survival curves and hazard ratios are obtained.
I will be working a lot creating customized plots and graphics for reports. This class was crucial for my understanding of graphics in R and how to fully customize the output. Thank you so much, this was truly an amazing course and helped out a…
I thought the course was well organized and I liked the selected readings and text.
This course is an excellent follow up to the R basic course. A lot of new and helpful material was added and contributed to a more advanced understanding of R programming
I now have a better understanding of the foundations of the statistics. Although I was familiar with the terms, I feel more comfortable with discussing the topic. I think the accompanying course text and the support online has been great. I found the course text…
I fully enjoyed the challenge of working through the assignments and reading Dr. Pardoe's book. I gained some new insights into regression analysis. In other words, my horizons were expanded and I learned a great deal.
I like the course very much and the material given to us was excellent. This course has given me valuable information about how to approach a risk analysis.
The lecture notes were clear and concise. The instructor did a great job in covering many different topics in such a short course.
I often have to do statistical analysis of the data we collect. Due to my lack of understanding of various statistical procedures, I have always had to depend upon others to tell me which analyses to do and how to interpret those outcomes. I now…
I was really impressed with how the homework assignments helped me learn the material. In many stats classes I've taken other places, homework assignments can seem punitive for those who don't understand the material, but this homework seemed to further enhance my learning experience. I…
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.
This was the first class I've taken in a long time, the first online course I've ever taken, and my first statsics.com course. I found it very easy to navigate and was pleasantly surprised at how involved the instructor was in the online discussion. Great…
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
My statistical knowledge and base continues to increase significantlynow with each additional Statistics.com 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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
The videos are excellent! The information is presented in a very clear and effective way.
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
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.
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…
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
Thank you so much Professors for this useful course. I very much liked XLMiner, it is indeed a very simple yet powerful tool
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…
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.
The tools and understanding gained in this course are absolutely vital to the practice of data analytics (at least to an acceptable standard). Thank you for a great course. I have learned an incredible amount
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…
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.
Thank you for the excellent course. I appreciated the timely and detailed responses from Dr. Babinec (for e.g. normalization example when non-numeric predictors are involved). Discussions initiated by other students were also very valuable - esp for PCA and Clusters
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!
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…
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.
I have truly enjoyed this course with Professor Babinec! All the courses I have taken statistics.com have met my expectations and made me happy because of my professional growth, but this course as well as the course on Likelihood Estimation have surpassed all my expectations!!
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.…
Great instructor, TA and peer students. I've really enjoyed this course. Thank you!
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.
This course was tough, but immensely satisfying. The instructor's lecture notes were written very clearly and were easy to read
Instructor gave good, understandable answers on the board, and several nice summaries of topics we were covering.
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.
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…
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
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!
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!
The professor was extremely helpful in the course and always willing to go above and beyond to answer questions.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
As a SAS programmer, I believe I will continue to use SAS for data manipulation but will utilize R when running models and exploring large data sets.
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!
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.
I look forward to taking another course on statistics.com - a great way to continue learning in a structured manner, but flexible enough to participate while Life continues.
I just completed another of your courses and yours is without question the best online educational resource available.
The more courses I take at Statistics.com, the more appreciation I have for the smart approach, quality of instructors, assistants, admin and program. Well done!
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.
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
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.
The examples used in the class lessons were very helpful and presented real survey problems and their solution for some commonly encountered survey situations
The instructor did a great job of listening to all my questions and put very timely and thoughtful responses into his answers
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)
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.
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