Simply Analytics overview
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This is an overview of the SimplyAnalytics online resource, prepared for Miami University's libguides and website. Script: Hello, this is Eric Johnson. Today we’re going to be looking at the Simply Analytics database. To begin with, got to the library homepage and then click on the “Databases A-Z” link. Once the Databases page comes up, click on “S” for SimplyAnalytics and then scroll down. Or use Control – F or Command F to search for Simply Analytics. and then click on the link If you create an account, your maps will be saved between sessions, Or click on the “Sign in as guest” link at the bottom. Once you are in you can take the brief tour Let’s select our area of interest. Will pick Ohio. Then create project. It will give us some variables to start with. We can add more variables later. The map can be moved by left clicking and dragging or by sliding the context window. You can zoom using the slider at the upper left or the scroll wheel. This dropdown allows us to select the geographic scale. We can edit the map and legend. Since we are dealing with money, I will change the color to green. Let’s increase the number of steps from 5 to 9 and remove the outline. I can also click on the Businesses tab and add CVS, a chain store. When the map is the way we want, we can export it by clicking at the upper right. Here we can adjust our viewport. And then go on to the layout to add a North arrow. We’ll cancel for now. The ranking tab at the right lets us compare each of the variables. Lets click Data at the upper left to add population. I’m interested in college age So lets filter for 18 to 24 Notice that most variables are repeated. You can select total number or percentage. In this case, we will select percentage. Let’s close this pane and look at our report. Clicking on a column header will let us sort that column. We can change from congressional districts to cities. The new view button lets us create a variety of tables. If you have questions click on the Support button for a video Or you can click on Help Center to go to a chat window This has been Eric Johnson, data librarian at Miami University.