Introduction to Statistical Methods for Geography and Environmental Studies
He is a very accessible and friendly professor. We had clickers and he was always disappointed even when 99% of the class would get the answer right because he knew at least one person did not understand the material. He really cares about his students and wants everyone to understand Stats. If you need to take a Stats classes, make sure you take it with him. Ps Eric Fox is an awesome TA
I was also fooled by the Bruinwalk evaluations. I honestly believe he's a terrible professor. He teaches to the people who have a background in statistics and doesn't really consider the fact that most people taking an introductory course to statistics don't know what they're doing. The TA for the class is great but obviously stressed out with the amount of material Christou requires him to teach and the number of confused students who don't even know what questions to ask. The exams are completely unfair and nothing like any of the homework or sample problems. Going to office hours doesn't help because he is very abrupt with students and doesn't take the time to listen to them before answering and not allowing time for them to understand. This class is incredibly frustrating unless you already know a lot about stats and don't need a professor to help you.
Prof Davis was not that bad. She was very good at making the students understand the subject. Her tests were not that hard. I went in feeling really confident but left feeling like I failed, however I did really well on all the tests. The book she uses is really good and if you read all of the text then you'll understand the homework. However, her tests are the worst things ever. You can read all the texts but do horrible on them. She's a horrible multiple choice question writer. The quizzes are very confusing and all the answers seem the same. Besides that, she's very nice and very flexible. I had two midterms on the same day and she let me take mine on a different day. If you take this class, try to get David Diez as a TA. He'll make the quarter A LOT better and help you more than she will. He was the reason why I did so well and he's very concerned that you learn all the material. Read all the chapters, form study groups and communicate with the TA a lot if you want a good grade. Make sure you know your definitions for the tests.
Professor Paul is very straightforward, and I thought his tests were very fair. He often used problems from hw and class examples on tests. If you show up to class, pay attention, and do your homework, there is no reason that you should not get an A. He is not there to mess with your head -- he really wants you to learn stats for practical applications. He throws some good one-liners into lectures too, so even if you think stats sucks (as did most of the people in my class, this being stats for social sciences) the lectures are alright.
ECON 41, STATS 11. SUPER EASY PROFESSOR. actually, top ten easiest at UCLA. You don't ever have to go to class, trust me you are wasting your time in class. just study his practice midterms, and memorise the answers!!!! they are exactly the same, word for word. I went to class first week, and got an A+. MY ONLY A+ AT UCLA. Go Rojas!!
Winter 2020 - This is a great stats class option! If you have ever taken any level of stats before, this will be a breeze, and even if you haven't, she's very clear when lecturing and has a lot of examples that help you understand everything. Learning R through the labs is actually very useful, and the TAs help you work out the labs and they've always been really manageable. I highly recommend this class!