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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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How does Wikimetrics help me understand online activity?

As a data analysis tool, Wikimetrics allows you to group users—from one or more projects or namespaces—into cohorts and choose a set of metrics to understand a group’s online activity.

For example, we can see how many edits a group of users are making, or how many are still editing 3 months after an event.

Cohorts are a group of users sharing one or more properties or attributes, such as time of account creation or participating in a program.

Metrics are well-defined values or sets of values that can be computed for any registered user.

Users who participated in an Edit-a-thon in July.


The number of times users edited a page for an Edit-a-thon (i.e. the number of times a user clicked the "save page" or "save" button).