Before the start of the course, I was nervous and was not sure about my performance. Ultimately, it turned out to be a positive experience, and I do not regret my choice. In general, I liked the course, both the way it was held and the content presented to us. I enjoyed more it’s first half since it was less complicated. Nevertheless, the second one has more practical value for me, and I liked the challenges it provided. For that reason, my favorite topic is regression and correlation we studied during Week 7. The most exciting part is working with Excel, summarizing direct relationships, predicting numeric responses, and making conclusions based on computation results (Calvello, 2020). I could imagine myself using it from time to time at work.
I plan to use the acquired knowledge in my current job, where I run various programs. This course helped me broaden my mind and improve my calculating skills. I hope to apply it in my future workplace to compare variables and assess the available data. To my mind, this type of skill is helpful for everyone who deals with numbers at work, no matter for which purpose. What is more, I believe that many people apply statistics not realizing it.
The regular discussions were useful for me because they helped me convert theory into something meaningful before using it in practice. Assistance in preparation for tests is another reason I liked the forums. I will continue my studies here and hope I will get a chance to improve my skills in the future. This class gave me a good foundation on the subject, and now I realize that statistics play a more important role than I thought before. Thank you, Professor and class, for the exciting and helpful time spent together.
Calvello, M. (2020). Correlation vs. regression made easy: Which to use + why. G2. Web.