I really enjoyed this course, the pace could be more even in parts. Sometimes the pace could be more even and some more books/reference material for further study would be nice.
The material is great. Just wished the professor was more active in the discussion forum. Have not showed up in the forum for weeks. At least there should be a TA or something.
創建者 Alfred B•
Overall a great course. Better than other courses on causal inference on coursera. However, some of the topics (e.g. within the IPTW and IV methodologies ) were presented in a sort of general manner (intuitive). Which is obviously not a fault of the instructor and is due to the strong research nature of these topics. Personally, I can't think of presenting, for instance, 2SLS or insights on IPTW in more detail within a crash course. Perhaps, increasing the number of weeks to 6 or 7 in order to include more detail on, e.g. 2SLS would be a good idea. What definitely helped to make up for those missed details is the practical examples parts with R. Keep up the good job!
創建者 Marko B•
Clear course most of the time and a very interesting subject. The teacher covers the concepts from many angles: conceptual understanding, math, examples and R code. I like how there is little "fluff", you learn a lot for the time given and I don't feel any of the concepts covered are unnecessary or esoteric. The only negative is that the course could've benefited from more practical assignments. There are 2 R code assignments: could've been more. I was thinking about giving it a 5 or 4 stars and decided on 4 in case a non-perfect score actually makes the instructor improve the course.
創建者 Joe v D•
Very approachable as someone with a Masters in Statistics, probably tough if you are not comfortable with notation and concepts of intermediate prob/stats. Extremely clear and concise presentation. Coverage of methodology is a little weak, there is not enough discussion of the dangers of doing causal inference on observational data, nor of the dangers of the proposed methods. For instance, propensity score matching is ineffective or even harmful in the face of hidden confounders, which in the real world you almost always have.
創建者 Alberto R N•
It is a great course for those who want to better understand how causality works, statistically speaking.
Until the 3rd week the classes are very well exemplified and detailed, great to follow.
Then, it is difficult to follow the explanations, impacts of the models, etc. - a pity.
The interpretation of analysis results, variations and other subtleties is not the focus of the course. If you expect to see analysis and interpretation of results right away, this course is not for you.
創建者 Manuel A V S•
I have an economics background and during my undergraduate studies I took several statistics and econometric courses. The contents delivered in this course complemented my knowledge very well from another point of view. I would definitely enjoy a more advanced course dealing with other methods. The only aspect I would improve is providing the slides for further study. Other courses in Coursera do this and, honestly, I often consult the slides.
創建者 Varun D N•
The contents of this course are extremely concise and useful. The course prioritizes some of the important techniques used for causal inference. The practice tests , quizzes and data analysis tests were helpful to learn better. The lectures weren't inspiring or exciting and self-motivation is necessary to be able to stick with it. However, I would recommend this course to anyone interested.
創建者 Michael N•
Content was useful for understanding causal inference in a variety of situations. Presentation was sometimes slow even on double-speed. Lectures were generally structured from abstract to concrete, which was much harder to follow than if it were presented in english first and then made abstract (Mayer, 2009).
創建者 Steven G•
The material is useful and well-presented by Prof. Roy. Although recipes are provided for solving relevant problems in R, more familiarity with R will be required for applying them. Students should be prepared to develop that familiarity on their own.
創建者 Osman S•
The course is well structured and the slides are well prepared. Professor clearly explains the formulas and makes you easily understand everything that is written on the slides. However, I would love to see some more examples from the social sciences.
創建者 Cesar Y•
Course is great for a general overview! That said, the discussion forums are poorly monitored and one of the exercise datasets needs to be updated. In any case, don't expect more from a Coursera course!
創建者 Wayne L•
Very easy to follow examples and great coverage for such an important topic! The delivery sometimes get repetitive and I wish we talked more about how the uncertainties are derived.
創建者 James C•
A high quality course that delivers what it says in the title. Well-paced introduction to the potential outcomes framework, with a nice balance of theoretical and practical aspects.
創建者 Alejandro A P•
very good content. Story line is highly concise. However, Lecturer could be more stream-lined the the way of explaining. He sure is a skilled guy, however.
創建者 Patrick W D•
Excellent course. Could use a small restructuring, as I had to go through the material more than once, but otherwise, very good material and presentation.
創建者 Christopher R•
I thought this was a good overview and I'm glad I took the course, but I would have preferred more hands on programming assignments.
創建者 Ruixuan Z•
Some of the materials are bit academical and away from industry, however, I found most of the materials relevant and practical.
創建者 Alvaro F•
Great course, the title is exactly what you will get: the basics on inferring causal effects from observational data
創建者 Yahia E G•
Great course. I have learned a lot. I just wish to have more programming exercises to cement our knowledge.
創建者 Chris C•
Could use a bit more guidance on the projects, but overall a helpful course. Gets straight to the point.
創建者 Manuel F•
Interesting introductory course about causality. Good "compilation" in just 5 weeks.
創建者 Naiqiao H•
The course is very useful for beginners. The materials are clear and easy to understand.
創建者 Fernando C•
They could offer more applied exercises in R. But, it was also great.
創建者 Lyons B•
The lectures are good, and they might consider covering more topics.
創建者 Gavin M•
It was well laid out, and overall helpful.
創建者 Javed A•
A good course. Bit difficult for novices.