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 Stats 1

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. 

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 Statistics1, 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 impacted…

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

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

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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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This course will help me handle statistical analyses and related consultancy in a correct, professional, and intelligent way.

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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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This is really a fantastic course. The materials were well done and the exercises really helped me develop and apply the concepts. Very, very well done. I will recommend it 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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Overall, this was the kind of strong, structured introductory exposure to a topic I've come to expect at

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This course is an eye-opener for me. I always used to wonder what is the best course of action to take in times when outcomes are dynamic.

Persuasion Analytics and Targeting (2)

The courses have helped me a lot, pushing me to the limit and making me learn much more than I expected I could. The knowledge I gained I could immediately leverage in my job and eventually led to landing a job in my dream…

Risk Simulation and Queuing (3)

I would like to thank Dr. Ragsdale for a tremendous work and very insightful course. One of the best I have had at given the amount of material, knowledge, support, and ability to teach. Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure to…

Python for Anaytics (2)

In a nutshell of the 13 courses I have completed to date, this is one of the top three in the intellectual excitement it generated, and the very best taught of all.  Prof. Sen has created a jewel of a class,packing an entire semester's…

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I am very thankful to the course and assistant teachers. The course was well worth its effort and tuition.

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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…

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I thought the course was well organized and I liked the selected readings and text.

R Programming – Intermediate (1)

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

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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…

Regression Analysis (4)

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.

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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.

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The lecture notes were clear and concise. The instructor did a great job in covering many different topics in such a short course.

R Programming – Intermediate (2)

Great explanations provided by the course instructor in the videos and on the discussion board. The teacher assistant was very diligent and professional in reaching out to me and giving me every opportunity to be successful in this course. Definitely a wonderful experience!

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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…

Regression Analysis (5)

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…

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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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