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 KRAN Standard 1-16 Week Survey
 FA16 (2016)
Purdue University  
West Lafayette  
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    Responses / Expected:   22 / 36 (61.11%) 
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1a - Demographics

MGMT49000 - 011
ResponsesCourse
FSJRSRGONGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q1YOUR CLASS0041710223.94.46
Responses: [F] Fresh=1 [S] Soph=2 [JR] Jr=3 [SR] Sr=4 [G] Grad=5 [O] Other=6 
1a - Demographics

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ResponsesCourse
ABCDFPFNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q2EXPECTED GRADE15700000226.87.47
Responses: [A] A=7 [B] B=6 [C] C=5 [D] D=4 [F] F=3 [P] Pass=2 [F] Fail=1 
1a - Demographics

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ResponsesCourse
RFYRBSENGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q3COURSE REQUIRED1903221.61.69
Responses: [RFY] Required for your major/minor=1 [RBS] Required by school/University=2 [E] Elective=3 
1a - Demographics

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ResponsesCourse
AGEDEHHSLAMPSCITVMUNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q4YOUR SCHOOL000102100000226.56.42
Responses: [AG] AG=11 [ED] ED=10 [E] ENGR=9 [HHS] HHS=8 [LA] LA=7 [M] MGMT=6 [P] PHARM=5 [SCI] SCI=4 [T] TECH=3 [VM] VET MED=2 [U] UNDECLARED=1 
2a - University questions about your course

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ResponsesCourse
EGFPVPNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q5Overall, I would rate this course as:115510224.55.94
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [G] Good=4 [F] Fair=3 [P] Poor=2 [VP] Very Poor=1 
2b - University questions about your instructor

Lanham, Matthew A
ResponsesIndividual
EGFPVPNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q6Overall, I would rate this instructor as:128110224.65.78
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [G] Good=4 [F] Fair=3 [P] Poor=2 [VP] Very Poor=1 
3b - PICES course based questions

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ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q7Grading is clear and tied to key learning objectives.117400224.55.76
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree=1 
MGMT standard questions about course

MGMT49000 - 011
ResponsesCourse
EGFPVPNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q8The AMOUNT THAT I LEARNED in this course is:97501224.251.02
Responses: [E] Excellent=5 [G] Good=4 [F] Fair=3 [P] Poor=2 [VP] Very Poor=1 
MGMT standard questions about course

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ResponsesCourse
SAAUDSDNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q9Course text/readings/cases are helpful in learning course material.117211224.551.07
Q10Course assignments/exams/projects are aimed at key learning objectives.128110224.65.78
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree=1 
 
Q11 - What parts of the course did you like best?
Response Rate:63.64%   (14 of 22)
-the example provided on class and active that can help us to understand better
-everything
-The subject matter was interesting, and the assignments were direct, real world applications of what was learned in class.
-Professor covers a lot materials in real world, which is extremely helpful in searching jobs.
-Learning about R and SAS Enterprise Miner.
-Lanham is really a great instructor, we can see that it is his first class.He may not be a perfect lecturer but he is always trying so hard to make this course that will be helpful for us future career. I don't have any previous programming experience, I think I learned a lot in this course. And I really thank Lanham for teaching this course.
-I really enjoyed the guest speakers we had in the course. I liked how the course gave a lot of opportunities to be apart of case competitions and extra credit to know more about predictive analytics. I liked how our professor gave us the code to use. I liked having the resources online since they were easy to access.
-I loved every new thing I learnt in this course. Regression, Classfication. Wish we learnt more.

Free textbooks. An instructor who encourages out of class experiences related to predictive modelling.

-I liked the portion of the course focused on SAS
-I liked the guest speaker that came in and talked about his Zeus software. Also, the step-by-step instructions on how to code in the first couple homeworks helped a lot since I had no prior knowledge on how to code in this class.
-I liked the content of the course which were designed to teach us some R programming
-I enjoyed the professor more than the content. He was a relatable and nice guy.
-Few homework assignments, and they were all to the point, not busywork.
-Everything.
 
Q12 - What parts of the course did you like least?
Response Rate:63.64%   (14 of 22)
-the material is indeed to hard. Usually i have to ask my friend who is major in machine learning to help me. I think the course material is too spread and kind too hard for non-programing people.
-no
-The way exams, assignments were administered. I don't understand what the purpose of an exam is if all we are supposed to do to do well is run provided code? So many hours of class were wasted spending reiterating material(homework, assignments) because students were lazy to come to the class prepared and in a mood to learn.
-The course doesn't seem to be designed for Krannert students who mostly have never programmed in R before. Thus I had to catch up all the basics by taking an online course during my spare time. It would have also been a lot better experience if the class was taken in a lab instead of a classroom. Also, the instructor doesn't seem to hold a very high standard of us either after he realizes that most of us aren't good at coding, which is not his fault but more of the fault of the course design. Overall, I really looked forwarded to learning a lot from the class but it ended up disappointing me and I believe that most of the students in my class would agree.
-The assignments and lectures were often confusing and disjointed.
-None.
-I didn't like R i felt like it was more programming and not exactly what I was expecting when I signed up for the class.
-I did not like the coding in R Studio because I had no clue what I was usually doing. I understood the concepts of the lectures, but for the homework and exams I didn't like how it was mostly focused on coding.
-I did not know, going into the class, what was going to be covered. A lot of the information, while interesting, I will never use after this class.
-I did not like the content. I blindly guessed on how to do all homework assignments and exams, and did not learn a thing.
-I did not like having it in the traditional classroom setting. I did not like having to code, especially with me having no coding experience whatsoever. Personally, I did not like the material but I enjoyed learning about it. I thought he homework was very long. I would say it took me an average of 6 hours to complete it. However that might be because this was the first time I was exposed to this type of material.
-Hope he can put more time on explaining coding, functions of r studio.
-Explanations of the processes and formulas that R studio uses are hard to understand, but that's not the prof's fault, I'm just not a math major.
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Q13 - What changes would you like to see made in future sessions of this course?
Response Rate:63.64%   (14 of 22)
-not a whole lot
-none
-hope this course can be teaching in the lab rather than lecture room.
-The class definitely needs some lab time. Also, integrate vey basic programming skills into the course is very needed too. I've had experience with Java and SQL and I still can't follow up very easily with this course, not to mention the students who haven't ever coded before.
-Restructure the whole course. Get rid of extra stuff that is not the core of what we need to learn and focus on the basics.
-Maybe all undergraduates are required to do the project as well so that it's easier to make a group.
-Make it clear to students that this is a 400 level course and the instructor expects certain standard of effort from the student. The purpose of the instructor of this course should be to teach us the concepts of predictive modelling and leave it to the students the software tools that the student uses. Introduce them to SAS E-Miner and R as Matthew did. But, instructor's goal should not be to teach them either software, it should be to give them the resources that help them teach those languages to themselves(the textbook definitely helped me) and clarify doubts. It is okay to explain how to perform certain actions in either software but the goal is not teach them R Programming or SAS programming, it should be to teach what models apply to various kinds of problems, what the tradeoffs are etc.,
-I was under the impression that the course was a marketing type analytics course. I do not regret taking this course because now I can say I have coded and that I was able to use SAS and R. I think if the course had an accurate description of the type of things we were going to be doing before I signed up then I might have not taken it. I definitely feel that having this class in a lab would be so much better. Using my computer and having to download the software or even using remote was such a headache. I would have to save so many things and sometimes packages would not work on the different machines and I would have no idea how to fix it. I had to start homework over countless of times. I think having it in the lab with our krannert ID would have been better.
-I feel this class would be better served if taught in a computer Lab so that we could do some of the analytics in class alongside the professor.
-I did like how we got in depth with the subjects we covered, but it may be nice to broaden the applications of the material so that it can apply to those who may want to go into industries other than data analysis. Therefore I would say either make the class a little more broad or let students know before they register for it exactly what it entails.
-Have less coding and more questions on analyzing output and concepts learned in class for exams.
-Class needs to be taught in a lab setting.
-Better offer some pre course for this course
-A better course flow and goals to be established to eliminate student confusion about topics and assignments.
MGMT standard questions about instructor

Lanham, Matthew A
ResponsesIndividual
SAAUDSDNGrp
Med
ModeStd
Dev
Q14This instructor demonstrates good knowledge of the subject matter.202000225.05.29
Q15This instructor displays enthusiasm in teaching this course.184000224.95.39
Q16The instructor's in-class explanations help clarify course material.118201224.55.96
Q17This instructor is organized and well prepared for class.116221224.551.16
Responses: [SA] Strongly Agree=5 [A] Agree=4 [U] Undecided=3 [D] Disagree=2 [SD] Strongly Disagree=1 
 
Q18 - We welcome your written comments below. What is something/are some things that the instructor does well, e.g., something you hope that the instructor will continue to do in the class in the future?
Faculty:Lanham, Matthew A
Response Rate:54.55%   (12 of 22)
-please show how to get the answer instead just show the answer
-good
-Understanding that we are not programmers is pretty essential and helpful
-Speakers in class are good. Also, if coding will be a big part of the homework/exams, then include more step by step instructions on how to do it. For example, the first homework was good that way.
-Professor Lanham was very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and he was able to bring in his real world experience to make this class mirror something that may actually be seen in the industry. I liked the assignments and exams, and the fact that he brought in industry professionals to show us what working in the industry would actually be like. Overall, I believe that Professor Lanham will be a great professor in the coming future as he gets more used to everything.
-Keep teaching students how to use R and even introduce more coding examples. Some students including myself enjoy learning practical uses of coding languages.
-I understand Dr Lanham's desire to see everyone excel in class. And, it is appreciable mindset of a college level instructor to have such deep engagement with students. His efforts to make sure everyone understands the material is great.
-I really enjoyed this class because of professor Lanham. He is very nice and showed so much enthusiasm about the material that made me want to learn more even though I did not like the material. I really did enjoy learning about it and the professor showed he really does care about his students.
-I enjoy the guest speakers.
-He is one the best teacher within Krannert.
-Guest Speakers are all awesome.
-Dr. Lanham is very passionate about teaching this course and I really liked how he invited people from the industry as our guest speakers, which helped me to understand more about how the stuff I'm supposed to learn from this class would be useful in the real world. I also think he is a very nice person to talk to.
 
Q19 - Make a suggestion(s) for improving the course (a criticism alone is not helpful; tell your instructor how you would fix any problem).
Faculty:Lanham, Matthew A
Response Rate:40.91%   (9 of 22)
-hope this course can be teaching in the lab rather than lecture room.
-The only thing I would change about this course is having it in the lab and maybe having a week or so to work on coding and the different ways you can code.
-Probably just a stricter attendance policy to make people come to class.
-Prepare better for class and develop a clearer course agenda. The jumping around and lack of connection between topics leads to confusion and frustration at times.
-Organize the content of the course. The material was never easy to understand. Focus on how to code. Maybe do an exact simulation of what we will do on the homework assignments.
-It is a little difficult to follow speakers over a computer speaker, but the in-class speaker was good to have.

Make the exams focus less on coding and more on concepts learned in lecture.

-I would work on the organization of the class moving forward. I know this was the first semester that it was taught, but it seemed unorganized at times. It would be nice if the syllabus was kept updated with correct dates for assignments/exams/lecture info. Also, while it was nice that extra time was given for homework and exams, it was confusing at times to keep track of when things would be posted on blackboard or when they were actually due. Just making everything more organized would go a long way to making this class great.
-I wish Dr Lanham realizes that he is teaching a 400 level class at the end of the day and some of the us enrolled in this course are currently in their graduate degree program. Giving the answers for the exams/assignments and wasting days altogether explaining material that was assigned for homework steals time away from covering more advanced concepts that help us get ready for the industry. I wish we spent time more productively exploring neural nets, understanding the tradeoffs we make between models.
-Dr. Lanham did cancel quite a number of classes which I don't think I could say is something useful for me to learn more stuff from the class. So maybe cancel less classes?