Visualizing Resident Competency Data With Radar Graphs

This small, but timely study in data visualization grapples with the challenge of showing large data sets of residency skill level information in a easily readable format.   Using New Innovations, Microsoft Access and Excel, researchers at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Family Medicine program built several radar graphs, which show targets, trends and gaps in residency competency.   The authors provide practical tips on compiling data from multiple assessments vehicles into an easy-to-read visualization.

Keister DM, Larson D, Dostal J, Baglia J.,The radar graph: the development of an educational tool to demonstrate resident competency.,J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun;4(2):220-6.

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