Product Analytics/Consultation Hours

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When and How to use Consultation Hours[edit]

The Product Analytics team hosts regular consultation hours for Wikimedia Foundation employees and contractors.

Consultation hours are a great time for you or your team to get guidance on:

  • Available data
  • Analytics tools (Superset, Turnilo)
  • Designing experiments and A/B Tests
  • Beginning analysis
  • Validating analysis
  • Reviewing assumptions
  • Ensuring that correct data has been used to inform decisions

Appointments are available in 30 minute increments (feel free to book 2 back-to-back if needed) and can be booked on our Consultation Hours calendar.

When you book, please include a brief description of what you'd like to discuss.

If you can't find a time that works for you, email our team at product-analytics@wikimedia.org and we'll work with you to schedule a time

Specialty Areas By Topic[edit]

NOTE: Names are listed in alphabetical order, not by expertise/experience level.

Topic Team member(s) to book appointment with
Datasets
MediaWiki database data, raw editing data in Data Lake Irene, Maya, Megan, Mikhail, Morten, Neil
Mobile apps analytics Mikhail, Shay
Movement metrics (e.g. pageviews, new/active editors) Irene, Kate, Maya
Querying production data Connie, Irene, Jennifer, Maya, Megan, Morten, Neil, Shay
Search usage and logs Connie, Mikhail
Analysis
Cohort analysis Morten, Shay
Decision science Kate
Experiment design and A/B testing Jennifer, Kate, Megan, Mikhail, Morten, Shay
Prior research on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects Morten
Statistical analysis Connie, Mikhail, Morten
Survey design Kate, Mikhail
Time series analysis and forecasting Jennifer, Mikhail, Morten
Miscellaneous
Analytics instrumentation planning Jennifer, Megan, Mikhail, Morten, Neil, Shay
Cross-team collaboration and dependency management Kate, Maya
Dashboarding with Superset Everybody
Data visualization Megan, Mikhail
Measurement plans, success metrics, and KPIs Connie, Irene, Jennifer, Kate, Maya, Megan, Morten, Neil, Shay
Using R Connie, Jennifer, Megan, Morten, Mikhail

Setting Up Consultation Hours (for Product Analytics team members)[edit]

Consultation hours are set up using Google Calendar's appointment slots. Information for how to set up an appointment slot is available here: Google Calendar Help: Appointment Slots.


When setting up consultation hours, input the following information:

  • Title: [Your first name, last name initial] Consultation Hours
  • Recommended total duration: 1 hour
  • Slots with duration: 30 minutes
  • Set the appointment slots to repeat weekly
  • Choose "Product Analytics Team Calendar" as the calendar
  • Guest: Make sure to invite yourself! Otherwise, you will not be notified if someone signs up for your consultation hours.
  • Enter the following into the description field:
ATTENTION: Please include what you'd like to discuss in this description


Consultation hours are a great time to get guidance on:

Analytics tools (Superset, Turnilo)

Designing experiments and A/B Tests

Beginning analysis

Validating analysis

Reviewing assumptions

Ensuring that correct data has been used to inform decisions


See the following screenshot for an example:

Setting up Wikimedia Product Analytics consultation hours.png