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A Crash Course in Data Science

A Crash Course in Data Science

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Product is rated as #131 in category Data Science

By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one–week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We’ve designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials. This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We’ve left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward. After completing this course you will know. 1. How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts 2. How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science 3. How to describe the structure of a data science project 4. Know the key …

Instructor Details

Jeff Leek is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-editor of the Simply Statistics Blog. He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington and is recognized for his contributions to genomic data analysis and statistical methods for personalized medicine. His data analyses have helped us understand the molecular mechanisms behind brain development, stem cell self-renewal, and the immune response to major blunt force trauma. His work has appeared in the top scientific and medical journals Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Genome Biology, and PLoS Medicine. He created Data Analysis as a component of the year-long statistical methods core sequence for Biostatistics students at Johns Hopkins. The course has won a teaching excellence award, voted on by the students at Johns Hopkins, every year Dr. Leek has taught the course.

Specification: A Crash Course in Data Science

Duration

5 hours

Year

2015

Certificate

Yes

Quizzes

Yes

56 reviews for A Crash Course in Data Science

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  1. JENEETA

    good

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  2. Ye M Z

    G

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  3. Kyle M

    Good Course, very in depth

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  4. Michael A S

    Good for a brief intro to fundamentals

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  5. Deitek

    Simple, and made for people that needs to understand the general context quickly

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  6. Angel R

    Exceptional content, and great video presentations…even for a seasoned data scientist.

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  7. Sheetal K

    Simple and easy to comprehend, interactive and well paced

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  8. Eric F

    Pretty thorough for an overview, and it touched upon most concepts that you’d need to approach Data Science in any meaningful capacity. My only gripe is with the literal last quiz, wherein no questions were asked based upon the materials, but upon additional PDFs attached to the quiz itself. You cannot link me 4 PDFs and then claim it’s a 4 minute quiz.

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  9. Pallav K

    It’s a good course when you have a beginner level experience in data science.

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  10. John L

    The course was very enlightening. Very well structured and examples very straight forward and easy to understand. The only thing I would suggest, and I suspect this is more of a Coursera thing rather than from the course itself, is that when you are following along with the transcript in a lecture, the video window becomes unworkably small. If there was a better split between text and window, that would help immensely.

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  11. Megan B

    Great job!

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  12. Bishnu C

    It provides you with bite size information to get your hands dirty

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  13. Armughan A

    Boring and useless course…..

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  14. Hemal S

    An excellent course for someone just starting out their career in Data Science or are an aspiring data science enthusiasts. The technical terms are easy to understand and presented in such a way that it provides good understanding of Data Science and it is applied in various industries to for business benefit

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  15. Ryan M S

    The course was fantastically done. I only noticed that the video player would sometimes end the video early and that I would miss some of the pertinent information for the quizzes.

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  16. AnkitKumar G

    good to understand basic of data science

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  17. LUDOVIC B

    general but super interesting

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  18. Andres J

    Awesome intro

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  19. Milling, T

    The course gives a good general understanding of Data Science and to understand some of the tools and techniques used to acquire data, analyzing data and to answer questions to determine if the data acquired is beneficial.

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  20. Henk W

    Very nice!

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  21. Shashikanth

    Great experience learning

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  22. Vishal S

    A LITTLE TOO THEORETICAL. THE INSTRUCTORS SEEM CHALLENGED TO PRESENT REAL LIFE EXAMPLES. Quoting favorite examples from historical pure play ideas (e.g. predicting heights of boys) are frankly a bit dated, not relevant for a business audience, and hint at real life incompetence of instructors. And what is with trying to promote books these guys have written?

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  23. Zachary S

    Very helpful to learn as a beginner

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  24. Willzhang

    An overview of Data science, great guidance to a new skill and methodolegy. My first finished course in coursera.

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  25. Chandra L

    Excellent

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  26. Onedio S S J

    Is a fantastic course! Congratulations!

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  27. Priyanka R

    Very

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  28. Nidiane C M

    Very well explained!

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  29. L. M

    The presenters talked so quickly I had to watch the videos 4 or 5 times to catch everything. Other than that, great into to the topic.

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  30. William G M

    Good overview

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  31. Marc–Eric L

    It was very good. I am not a DS but have been exposed to their work. I would like to debate whether Hadoop is the best place to do the work today, but the point made still stands. The one thing that made me put a 4* instead of 5: I don’t see how it is “executive” yet.

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  32. Alexander Z

    Short, sweet and up to the point Free eBook is included great! Completed the course in 1 hour.

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  33. Dan v

    some question is quite hard to understand

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  34. diego m

    The course was very basic for me.

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  35. Scott Y

    Good course with the right level of detail to get your feet on the ground with data science. As an executive learning the Data Science field later in my career I found it to be challenging enough and relevant to my work.

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  36. Rupali A

    Enjoyed the pace at which the course moved. Teachers were qualified and relevant. Video Production quality could be better, some of the presentation graph were illegible thus the lack of 1 star.

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  37. Avijeet K

    really an amazing course for beginners as wells as intermediate data science students.

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  38. Gloria L

    Excellent introduction. I look forward to the following courses and checking out some of the suggested reading.

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  39. Anupama M

    Great introductory course.

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  40. Jochen H

    Interesting course and good learning. However for me some of the video lectures were a little bit unstructured and difficult to follow.

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  41. DIMITRIOS R M

    Thanks folks! This was a fun course to do. Although I had a reasonable idea about the topics covered, it did a good job consolidating everything into something that is applicable to

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  42. Gaurav D

    This was an excellent introduction to data science although early exposure to data science and technology trends helped me understand it better. This weeks course helped me clear some of the basic concepts that I wasn’t aware of.

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  43. Sumit S T

    Best course

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  44. JERRY O

    Good course reveals interesting concepts

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  45. Emily D

    This course was informational, engaging, and broken into manageable sections.

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  46. KHANGJRAKPAM A

    nice course but content was very shallow not in depth

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  47. Elisa M

    Quick overview, great for better undestanding your data science team and explaining your collegues how can we use data science to make better decisions.

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  48. Samuel C

    Great course to have a quick overview of data science

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  49. Victor M

    Otimo conteudo. As questoes poderiam ser mais elaboradas. Ou ate mesmo criar mais questoes de fixacao. Acredito que se o aluno tiver varios exercicios ele conseguira assimilar mais o material.

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  50. Patrick S L

    More of a lean back course. Missing case studies.

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  51. weiying z

    very informational. Materials are well organized and presented.

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  52. Pawan S

    nice

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  53. Albino C

    Great course. Excellent content.

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  54. Sarada N

    This is a good course for beginners to get an overview of Datascie

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  55. Bertrand H G G

    Good overview of data science field with some meaningful and well Illustrated

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  56. Edem N

    The course, though fascinating, the only setback is the certification does not approve the learner being taught from JHU or certification being authentic which is per the information it conveys. No incentive therefore continuing with it.

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