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學生對 杜克大学 提供的 使用 Excel 分析数据 的評價和反饋

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Important: The focus of this course is on math - specifically, data-analysis concepts and methods - not on Excel for its own sake. We use Excel to do our calculations, and all math formulas are given as Excel Spreadsheets, but we do not attempt to cover Excel Macros, Visual Basic, Pivot Tables, or other intermediate-to-advanced Excel functionality. This course will prepare you to design and implement realistic predictive models based on data. In the Final Project (module 6) you will assume the role of a business data analyst for a bank, and develop two different predictive models to determine which applicants for credit cards should be accepted and which rejected. Your first model will focus on minimizing default risk, and your second on maximizing bank profits. The two models should demonstrate to you in a practical, hands-on way the idea that your choice of business metric drives your choice of an optimal model. The second big idea this course seeks to demonstrate is that your data-analysis results cannot and should not aim to eliminate all uncertainty. Your role as a data-analyst is to reduce uncertainty for decision-makers by a financially valuable increment, while quantifying how much uncertainty remains. You will learn to calculate and apply to real-world examples the most important uncertainty measures used in business, including classification error rates, entropy of information, and confidence intervals for linear regression. All the data you need is provided within the course, all assignments are designed to be done in MS Excel, and you will learn enough Excel to complete all assignments. The course will give you enough practice with Excel to become fluent in its most commonly used business functions, and you’ll be ready to learn any other Excel functionality you might need in the future (module 1). The course does not cover Visual Basic or Pivot Tables and you will not need them to complete the assignments. All advanced concepts are demonstrated in individual Excel spreadsheet templates that you can use to answer relevant questions. You will emerge with substantial vocabulary and practical knowledge of how to apply business data analysis methods based on binary classification (module 2), information theory and entropy measures (module 3), and linear regression (module 4 and 5), all using no software tools more complex than Excel....



The course deserves a 5-star rating because: (1) content is relevant, (2) the professor is concise and possesses great teaching skills, and (3) the learning modules are applicable to daily problems.


The course was excellent. A little difficult and overwhelming at times but as long as you stayed the course the professors gave you every opportunity to succeed. Thank you for your time professor.


201 - 使用 Excel 分析数据 的 225 個評論(共 865 個)

創建者 Chang L


great course, the final project is really hard but I can really learn something.

創建者 Kristoper J A


Nice Course, really give us the idea of Binary and Regression Model in Business

創建者 Nikhil S


I would like to recommend for every beginner who wants to learn data analytics!

創建者 Maycon O F


Such a good course to learn about data analysis and statistics by using Excel!

創建者 Zihui W


Awesome course to take if you want to be proficient with basic usage of Excel

創建者 Alexander K K Y


This course is really good for Data Analysis workers to refresh their skills

創建者 Gustavo H M


Maybe the name could be another, but except for that it's a great course!

創建者 Rajat K


great course got great knowledge about the models used for data analysis

創建者 igor s


Thank you very much for this course, although it is may too difficult.

創建者 Tanmay S


Very good those who want make their career in business analytic field

創建者 Masba


This is very essential course for the analysis of data using MS Excel

創建者 Tamerlan I


Great class to learn binary classification and prediction estimate.

創建者 Li T


very useful, but hopefully, there will be some slides for learning.

創建者 Jeyhun N


well organized, only was missing more details of specific problems

創建者 Pedro A L M


I really recommend this course. Very useful!!

Perfectly explained.

創建者 Adelodun A


excellent course. Learning new concept. The facilitator is superb

創建者 Deleted A


I like the supplemental materials, which are all very helpful!

創建者 Jean-Christian M O


Great course. Relevant ad practical examples and case studies.

創建者 Bhavya D


This course is really good and intresting..Thank you so much.

創建者 Sanni f O


Great course. Can't wait to complete the whole specialization

創建者 JOSE M A A


I thank Prof. Daniel for the clear exposition of the course.

創建者 Erin C


very practical course with understanding of business context

創建者 Daniel M


great statistic refresher and hands-on experience with excel

創建者 Partha G


Great knowledge to build your own equity in decision making.

創建者 Ming J


Really great! Things taught in this course are useful.