I would like to thank Dr. James Abdey for his wonderful explanation of probability and statistics in a short time. I definitely learnt many things which I can make use in my further courses. Thank you
James Abdey is an excellent lecturer. He explains clearly while using a lot of examples from real life applications. I am considering to read his PhD thesis (even though I don't have insomnia :-))
교육 기관: Darren W•
The contents of the course is so very intuitive to comprehend. not that it is an inherent trait of the subject matter, but it has been Dr. James Abdey who has made the teaching vivid and lively, filled with devised instances and examples which help students like myself to gain deeper insights into the related concepts. Moreover, the connections between the related concepts, statistical techniques and the real-world scenarios are presented more than successfully.
Though the course may have been designed as introductory and it might not be feasible to present the abstract part of the subject in greater detail given the duration, I would still like to suggest that more theoretical aspects of the subject be exposed if possible.
In general, I, as a newbie in probability and statistics, am very much benefited by the course. Thank you.
교육 기관: Daniel T C•
I found the course to be an excellent introduction/refresher in statistics. The focus on hypothesis testing was especially helpful. The lectures were very good introductions to each topic area and the written materials accompanying each lecture were well done and helpful study tools.
There was some confusion with the first if the two home work assignments. I spent several days trying to learn the LATEX math language program, which turned out to be unnecessary. It created enough confusion that I was contemplating withdrawing from the course. I am glad I didn't take that action.
The quality of the presentations and written materials made this one the the best MOOC's I have ever taken. It is worth the time to anyone wanting to learn about statistics in an interesting and relatively painless way.
교육 기관: Joao C•
The course “To p or not to p” is excellent.
The videos are excellent. Dr James Abdey manages to capture the students’ attention, relating the statistics with recent events that marked the news, and balances it with humor. The needed equations are kept extremely simple.
The selection of covered subjects is excellent since. It is wide and will be of interest to a wide range of students.
The use of the Monty Hall problem in the very beginning is masterful since it defies intuition and keeps the student glued until its discussion some lessons ahead.
The notes are very complete. They will help as a guide in the future.
교육 기관: Madhu N•
For an introductory course in Probability & Statistics, this course ticks all the boxes. It introduces to majority of the concepts, of course without going too much into details. But this course ignites the curiosity to learn more in various fields, such as probability distributions, descriptive statistics concepts, decision tree, Monte Carlo simulation, etc. And finally, a big thanks to Dr. James Abdey for his efforts in delivering this course. He must be popular among his students in University of London.
교육 기관: Javier c•
Very clear explanations that helped me clarify many concepts.
As a sugestion, although the course aims at a diverse range of audiences, it would benefit if the explanations went deeper into the maths, in the same way as the notes do. Coming from an engineering background, I found useful having the "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" book by E. Kreyszig as a companion.
Also, I could benefit from a suggestion of possible courses to dive deeper into the subject.
교육 기관: Richard S•
Very enjoyable course. Dr Abdey is an excellent lecturer, very engaging with humor to boot. Clearly very passionate about the subject. Especially liked that he tied course material to real world problems and related to current events (e.g. Brexit).
The written material made it possible to listen to the lectures more closely. Suggest learners do the reading prior to the lecturers. The assignments were very straightforward and useful to reinforce the lectures.
교육 기관: Nadia S•
Dr. James Abdey has a great way of explaining new concepts, I found in most statistics courses lecturers assume that students know the basics, so I get lost quickly. But in this course, I could keep up as everything was explained clearly with supporting examples. I have to say in the first week I wasn't sure I am disliking probability and statistics any less. But by the second week, I started to see the light and enjoy the topics. Thank you Dr. Abdey.
교육 기관: stephane d•
James Abdey is a great teacher!
I'd be interested in taking other classes from him in the future. A specialization for more detailed analysis (confidence intervals, degree of freedom,...)
I'm just disappointed with the quality of the quizzes (LaTeX codes). Some problems were already reported in the forum a year ago and nothing has changed. It would be useful to improve the quality proactively and take into account the remarks on the forum.
교육 기관: Tarit G•
It was an excellent course. I have learned a lot in this course. This course covers basic ideas in probability and statistics and also helps to make a decision after calculating risk. This also covers Monte Carlo and decision tree and hypothesis testing. The instructor was so engaging that it seems like listening to stories. I am thankful to the instructor, the team who made this course available and the University of London.
교육 기관: Ye J P•
Dr. Abdey's lecture styles are phenomenal! This is one of the few courses where I watched every single video. This course is an excellent refresher on descriptive statistics. inferential statistics, and probability. Many topics are still left to be pursued following the course, but this course has gotten me excited about statistics. I highly recommend this course before diving into more advanced topics in statistics.
교육 기관: Jiban K M•
To 's' or not to 's',
That is the question,
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous 'Probability',
Or take arms against a sea of 'Statistics',
And learning conquer them.
Thank you Dr. Abdey for creating an interest into the subject. Although I have learnt merely the tip of the iceberg of Probability and Statistics, I am keen to go forward........ miles to go before I sleep.
교육 기관: Deepsagar V•
Through out the course, I felt connected with the concepts and real lives example given by Dr.James Abdey. Indeed it was a great learning session which clarified so many doubts of statistics and probability. I very much understood the concept of uncertainty and how with the help of subject, we can try to predict . Thank you Coursera for this amazing experience. Looking forward for new courses.
교육 기관: Manash C•
Dr James Abdey is not only a superb statistics instructor but a passionate story teller in the field of Statistics.
Professor, you just rekindled my interest to continue my exploration of this subject further. I would look forward to more courses done by you on this MOOC platform and elsewhere. It was lovely to be your online student through these 6 weeks.
Thank you so much once again!!
교육 기관: Edi W•
The explaination on first 5 chapter is great and enough for newbie or intermediate person who wants to learn data science (probability and statistics). However, the last chapter (6) is just quick through and just to allow you get some new knowledge aside basic probability and statistics,
Still, for a quick refresher or first time learner, this course is better than my uni's course.
교육 기관: Alex C•
This was a really nice course, bringing in simple analogies from the real world of finance or legal to highlight points. I found this very interesting rather than a dull pure math perspective. It kept my interest. The lecturer was also very engaging and enthusiastic. I would happily do another course if it was offered in applied p or not p :-) Or deeper in the current topic.
교육 기관: Kim R•
This is a gentle and accurate introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. AP Statistics students would be well served by working through the course prior to their AP Stats course. It will provide participants with the basics of working with statistics in real world settings, while allowing them to dabble in some numerical analysis of data. Excellent course!
교육 기관: Krishnendu S•
The course is very well designed and the passion of Dr Abdey about the subject and teaching really inspiring. The class notes are also very handy. I must recommendation course to take before starting the journey in the world of statistics. Thank you Coursera and the University of London and obviously Dr Abdey for designing such a course with so much minute details.
교육 기관: ASHWINI D•
One of the best online courses in the field of Probabilities for the beginners and the module leader relates mathematical concepts to real world examples which makes learners easy to to understand and the course very interesting. I STARTED THE COURSE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND IT WAS ADDICTIVE TILL I COMPLETED IT. Thanks to Dr. James Abdey and Coursera!
교육 기관: Isha S•
This is a wonderful course for anyone trying understand and quantify the complexity of this world. No prior knowledge is required, study material is to-the-point and informative and awesome explanations have been provided in the video lectures. Dr. Abdey is a really great professor and you would absolutely not regret enrolling in this course!
교육 기관: 朱子韬•
I was a "blind guy" of probability & statistics, and when I retake the test of the fifth week, someone said to me: you cannot just like copy from the references, it's not even helps you learning a lot, and you should do it from your own. I wondered that this is like cheating and it's pretty correct. He is a teacher during the life. Thanks!
교육 기관: àAbutu A S•
Every single session/ week was knowledge packed. Thanks to Coursera for this wonderful opportunity of exposing me to the world of probability and statistics. Now am eager to learn more. Course content very apt, the instructor was simply awesome. I look forward to learning more on this platform. Also thanks to my school for the exposure.
교육 기관: RUDOLPH A S•
Excellent course with a diversity of examples to aid in understanding. The instructor makes it even more intriguing with how he delivers the content. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who wants to start up a journey in the quantitative field or anyone who needs a refresher on probability and statistics. Big thumbs up!!
교육 기관: Vijay C P•
Excellent course related to Introduction to the world of Probability and Statistics. The module leader Dr. James Abdey has handled the course very well and created a lot of interest in me to take up further courses related to Probability and statics. Thanks a lot Dr.James Abdey for your valuable inputs and excellent course delivery.
교육 기관: Michael M•
Very well presented course! This is a complicated subject and Dr. Abdey does a very good job of keeping it high level enough to not get completely bogged down in the math theory while at the same time not glossing over its importance. This has myriad applications in today's world and I'm quite happy I chose to take this course.
교육 기관: Shay H•
This is a really great, well-explained course for those who need a refresher or even have never taken probability courses before. Dr. Abdey is one of the best instructors I've experienced so far on Coursera. Although similar in nature, I took this one and "An Intuitive Introduction to Probability" another top-notch course.