The VSE Survey & Data Miner Guide is intended to help VSE survey participants and Data Miner users better understand the VSE survey. It provides an overview of the required and optional questions on the full, partial, and minimal versions of the survey. It also maps the survey data fields to their corresponding variables in Data Miner.
The Data Miner Quick Start Guide provides an overview of the Data Miner modules and basic instructions for creating data outputs. Data Miner video tutorials are below.
Comparison Groups: Part 1
Using public groups; creating new groups from scratch; modifying existing groups
Comparison Groups: Part 2
Using the New Group Wizard to create comparison groups based on institution type, class, state, and other parameters
Viewing and editing slides; creating text slides; using the public slide show; creating personal slide shows
Tables & Graphs
Setting parameters; adjusting for inflation; viewing data as a bar or line graph; saving in Excel; viewing multiple variables for a single year
Creating reports with multiple variables; setting report parameters; generating reports on-screen or in Excel; saving reports as slides
Creating sorted lists for a range of years; setting list parameters; generating the list on-screen or in Excel; saving lists as slides
Setting parameters; differences between lists generated in sorted lists Vs. largest donors
Creating custom variables; setting up equations; accessing saved custom variables; requesting assistance for more complex variables