Peter Lamberson

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COMM 150
Methodologies in Communication Research See Full Profile

Overall 2.3 Easiness 1.9 Workload 2.4 Clarity 2.0 Helpfulness 2.6

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Idk how he got such a good review. He's condescending, not helpful, constantly cancels office hours and isn't very clear on what he wants. Honestly, just don't.

(Winter Quarter 2017)
COMM ST 150
Methodologies in Communication Research See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.0

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Lamberson is arguably one of the most intelligent individuals on campus. He primarily taught PhD students at MIT and other top-tier universities. His studies on social networks are complex and very noteworthy. At first, I didn't care for him, mostly because his tests are pretty difficult and are meant to trick you. But this class seems too basic for him to teach, as you can tell when he tries to explain the basics of statistics. There is a group project that requires you to do your own "experiment," coming up with a hypothesis and elaborating on your fake results. There are a few homework assignments, as well as a midterm and final. If you have a good TA, then the grading is pretty fair. Lamberson cares about his students. He's willing to help people outside of his office hours, which I respect. It just requires more studying than other Comm classes to obtain a good grade.

(Fall Quarter 2016)
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COMM 156
Social Networking See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.1 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.0

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Comm156 with Lamberson can be frustrating. He's a funny guy and that's nice, but it's also clear that a lot of the quizzes (six per quarter) and tests (midterm and final) are meant to be tricky. That's part of learning, obviously, but it doesn't necessarily feel like genuine learning vs. figuring out the ins-and-outs of his questions. The tests felt easier and were what boosted my grade. I attribute that in large part to figuring out how he words things.

(Fall Quarter 2017)
COMM ST 156
Social Networking See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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Class can be difficult. Quizzes and exams are intentionally hard. Professor had a student who had an anxiety attack during the midterm and asked us to "not do that."
Material is interesting but very theoretical at times. The TA saved this class for me.
Homework assignments take a long time, start them early.
Overall not terrible but I recommend another comm for this required core.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
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