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LibWizard datasets: Analyze a dataset

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LibWizard datasets help you understand your LibWizard form usage over time by analyzing submission trends. The datasets in LibInsight do not, however, collect or provide analysis of the data for the submission content itself. For detailed reports of the submission content for individual LibWizard forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials, you'll want to consult the submission reports directly in LibWizard.

Getting there

Via the command bar

To analyze a dataset, click on  Analyze in the command bar. 

This will take you to the default dataset selected in your account's settings. If you are currently viewing the Record Data page for a dataset, it will take you to that same dataset's Analyze page instead.

Navigating to the Analyze Data page via the command bar

Via the homepage

In the Shortcuts box, select a dataset from the  Analyze Data In dropdown.

Navigating to the Analyze Data page via the homepage shortcuts

Via the Datasets page

Click on a dataset's Analyze Data () button in the Actions column.


Generate reports

  1. Select the date range you want to analyze.
    • The dataset description contains the date of the earliest record.
  2. Select the Form you want to analyze.
    • The option All Forms will return data from all forms, quizzes, surveys and tutorials that you have imported into the dataset.
    • You can also select an individual item by name to retain data only for that specific form.
  3. Click the Go button.
Generating a LibGuides analysis

Overview report

The Overview report provides you with a monthly or yearly breakdown of your form submissions.

Example of a LibWizard Overview analysis
Example of a LibWizard Overview analysis

Distribution report

The Distribution report provides a breakdown of your form submissions by day of the week, weekday vs. weekend, and month.

Example of a Distributions report
Example of a Distributions report

The Trends report allows to see how your LibWizard form submissions have changed over time. You can create charts to visualize trends in your data for the past 2 years, 3 years, 5 years, or even 10 years. In addition, you'll get a data table with each year's totals, with the ability to see year-over-year changes and the percentage change against the first year of the report.

Before running your report, make sure that you've selected a date range of one year or less. You can even use partial years, which can allow you to compare the same date range over the past several years. This can be useful, for example, if you want to compare just Fall Semester data over the past 5 years.

  1. Select the time period you want to compare against. This will be determined based upon the dates selected in your report. For example, if you generate a report from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, and choose the last 2 years, then the Trends report will give you a comparison of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, and your 2022 data.
  2. Click the Show Trends button to generate the report.
  3. Click Toggle Trend Details to display the year-over-year stats in the report's data table.
Example of a Trends report