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What can I do with a Custom dataset?

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Custom datasets allow you to design your own dataset from scratch, allowing you to analyze data for just about anything! You define the type of date/time stamp to use, as well as the different types of fields (such as text entry, checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.). The distribution of responses in each field can be analyzed, as well as your dataset's overall distributions and trends over time.

These types of datasets are great for time-based or transactional data, such as:

  • Reference questions
  • Instruction session requests
  • Pre- and post-session assessments
  • Library feedback surveys

With widgets, you can even allow users to record data from outside of LibInsight. This is especially convenient if you have a feedback survey, as this will allow patrons to easily submit data.

Example of a custom dataset's field analysis