QI 103 Lesson 2: How to Display Data on a Run Chart
Once you test a change and find that it leads to improvement, you’ll probably want to convince other people to try it. But if all you’ve got to show is a list of numbers, don’t expect anyone to be too impressed. Displaying your data in a dynamic manner provides a clearer picture of whether your changes are leading to improvement. It can also help win over skeptics who are resistant to change. In this lesson, you’ll learn to build run charts to display your data.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain the difference between static and dynamic displays of data.
2. State the value of plotting data over time.
3. Identify the basic elements of a run chart.
Robert Lloyd, PhD, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Sandy Murray, MA, Improvement Advisor, CT Concepts View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
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You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.