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Part 1. Wikimetrics Overview
Wikimetrics Training Overview
What is Wikimetrics?
Data organization of Wiki pages
Program vs Project
How does Wikimetrics Work?
Data Analysis with Wikimetrics
Available Metrics
Part 2. Making Your Cohort File
The Cohort File
Usernames, User IDs, and Cohorts
Collecting your Cohort
Obtaining Consent
Cohort Upload Options
Cohort File Format
Cross Project Cohorts
Part 3. Using the Wikimetrics Tool
Logging into Wikimetrics
Upload Cohort
Name your cohort
Cohort Description
Set Default Project
Upload File
Cohort Validation
Invalid Users
Remove Cohort
Create Report
Video: Upload Cohort
Create Analysis Report
Pick Cohorts
Pick Metrics
1. Bytes Added
2. Edits
3. Pages Created
4. Threshold
5. Survival
Important Tips and Tricks
Configure Output
Run Report and Report Output
Video: Run Report
Cohort Storage and Sharing
Using your new data
Questions and Troubleshooting

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Collecting your cohort usernames

The procedure for gathering usernames for a specific project or program will vary based on how it is implemented.

Online or On-Wiki events

Participants often sign up on an program page (i.e. a Wikiproject). Retrieving usernames from online, available sources does not require any kind of consent.

Face-to-face events

Because in-person events often include new users, there is the chance that new editors will change their username after the event. This learning pattern is a starting point for finding strategies for gathering usernames in-person. Feel free to add your own ideas to make the learning pattern better!

Importantly, anytime you gather username information in-person, it is necessary that you obtain the user's consent to download data about them. The next slide will discuss this further.