It's important to pay attention to the metrics being used. After watching this video, you'll be able to restate the definition of common metrics.
- [Instructor] So when we look at a dashboard, … we always want to keep in mind … what these metrics actually represent, … 'cause oftentimes the calculations … are not so straightforward … that we can tell from the calculation alone … what the number represents. … For instance, when we look at total number of cases … and total number of deaths, … it may seem like a easy number to understand. … It's the total number of people who are infected … and perhaps number of people who have died … due to the infection. … In reality, when you look at dashboards, … because the pandemic is ongoing, … there's a difference … between probable cases and confirmed cases … and probable deaths and confirmed deaths. … And we want to keep this in mind when we look at metrics … because it will actually change the calculation … that we see on the dashboard. … So in particular, … one way to look at the different metrics that we see … is to differentiate between total cases and new cases. … For total cases, we'll often see total confirmed cases, …
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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