Fall 2018 - Usually don't write reviews, but Craig Enders is THE MAN. Probably one of my favorite professors I've had at UCLA. Legit so funny and kind and genuinely wants everyone to do well. The material is pretty straight forward, but you do have to study a bit to understand the exact answers/interpretations he wants on the exams and assignments. Other than that, pretty easy class and I would definitely recommend to anyone to take his class if you can!
Mr. Estes is a really nice man, however, he fails to teach in an understanding and effective manner. He used his own equations without letting us know they were different than the ones presented in the book. Often times, his equations were so different than the equivalent one in the book that we didn't know how the two were even related. So when it came down to study for the midterms, it was frustrating trying to play guessing games on where the terms came from for the calculations. Be prepared for long, mundane lectures full of calculations. He does lengthy calculations that take an hour and fifteen to complete (the whole lecture), but hardly discusses any of the concepts. His midterms' emphasis is on the concepts--out of forty problems, thirty to thirty-five are dealing with confusingly worded conceptual questions. It helps if you have taken stats before, so you understand what Mr. Estes is talking about even though he doesn't discuss the entire issue. His lectures are poorly organized with little or no structure, so you have to be the one to actively organize your notes. Mr. Estes is a very nice man, but he fails to communicate to fill the whole picture in--too often he leaves out important information.
Summer 2021 - This class uses R-coding to teach you statistics. I have previously taken a stats course, but I hadn't truly understood the material until I took this class. There is a lot of homework, so taking it during a summer semester can be tough (especially if you are taking 2+ courses). I would recommend taking it during a fall semester. Do the HW, it's only worth 10% of your grade however it is graded on completion not whether you got the answer right or wrong. The textbook (offered directly through CCLE) is interactive and teaches you how to write code. This is a very useful skill, you can put it on a resume:). There are 5 quizzes and 1 final exam (took me ~3hours to complete) all of which are open note and you have the whole day to complete them. I used the textbook and my notes during the exams. Going to her lectures are optional but highly recommend it. She doesn't lecture, she helps us do the coding journals which are due at the end of the day. All in all, I really recommend this class, it is easy if you put in the work. Just show up to lectures and do the homework and you should do well in this class!
Winter 2016 - The course requires a large amount of self learning. The professor wasn't able to go through everything in class. I'm selling the textbook Comprehending Behavioral Statistics. Bought as new for over $150. Now selling for $60. If you are interested, please contact me at **********.