Dashboards have limitations. After watching this video, you'll be able to contextualize and identify the limitations of dashboards for decision-making.
- [Presenter] A dashboard is only as good as data … and metrics that are being shown to the user. … Any gaps or inaccuracy in data … can impact the information being displayed, … and in extreme cases, lead to spurious conclusions. … The COVID-19 dashboards present … a particularly complex situation … where data must be aggregated across multiple regions, … multiple countries, as well as across counties and states. … To ensure that the data being shown … on the front end is accurate, … the data processing must take into account … that the definitions are consistent … across different regions, … and that the count and number of cases being presented … is collected accurately. … If we go back to the question of data for all, … the democratization of data. … In this case, we've seen that dashboards … can also be problematic … if the data being shown is not accurate, … if the methodologies are not sound, … and of course, if the public does not have … enough information to be able to assess the visualizations …
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- What is a dashboard?
- Identifying the underlying data
- Interpreting key metrics
- Navigating the John Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard
- Evaluating the IHME dashboard
- Assessing the risks and limitations of using the dashboard