Help

Here are several "How-to" pages that contains step-by-step instructions for specific tasks related to resources downloaded from this site.  

We also have a series of short YouTube videos that generally introduce common procedures during text analysis in Modeler and other videos to show how to create node diagrams using NodeXL.

Faculty Support Materials

Links to resources about the AACR project for faculty


Videos that introduce the AACR project for faculty.  We suggest you view them in order.

Introduction to AACR for the Faculty Learning Communities

Using Constructed Response Questions to Learn What Students Are Thinking

How We Develop AACR Questions

Introduction to Faculty Feedback Reports

IBM SPSS Modeler instructional videos

These videos demonstrate how to set-up a stream in the Modeler software, as well as use the Text Mining node and Interactive Workbench necessary for text analysis. All videos use IBM SPSS Modeler 14.2.

01 - Open Modeler stream

Instructional video about how to begin a project in IBM SPSS Modeler

 

02 - Create Modeler stream

Instructional video about how to begin a stream in IBM SPSS Modeler

 

03 - Save a Stream in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to save astream in IBM SPSS Modeler

04 - Set Node Parameters for Text Analysis in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to edit node properties in IBM SPSS Modeler

05 - Introduction to Text Analysis and the Interactive Workbench

Introductory video about text analysis and the interactive workbench in IBM SPSS Modeler

06 - Build Categories in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to build categories during Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

07 - Add Terms concepts words to a Category in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to add concepts to categories in Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

08 - Delete and Add Categories in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to add and delete categories in Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

09 - Create Rules in a Category

Instructional video about how to create rules or functions during Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

10 - Generate a Nugget or Modeling Node from Text Mining

Instructional video about how to generate a modeling node from Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

11 - Update a Nugget or Modeling Node in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to update a modeling node in IBM SPSS Modeler

12 - Create New Library Add terms to a Library in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to begin a new library and add custom terms during Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

13 - Managing Packages in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about manage text analysis packages in IBM SPSS Modeler

14- Managing Synonyms in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to manage synonyms in the text mining libraries in IBM SPSS Modeler

15 - Managing Libraries in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to add, import and export libraries in Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

16 - Move Categories in IBM SPSS Modeler

Instructional video about how to move categories in Text Mining in IBM SPSS Modeler

NodeXL videos

 

The AACR program uses NodeXL software to visualize the text analysis results produced using IBM SPSS Modeler. NodeXL allows greater flexibility in the presentation of text analysis categories, allowing us to better represent the frequency of text analysis nodes and associations among the nodes.

Here is an example of a node diagram generated from responses to a question about weight loss:

“NodeXL is a free, open-source template for Microsoft® Excel® 2007 and 2010 that makes it easy to explore network graphs. “ – NodeXL Network Graphs socialmedia Research Foundation.  http://nodexl.codeplex.com/

The following three videos demonstrate how to format data from the IBM SPSS Modeler Text Analysis for use with NodeXL. To use NodeXL you must first download the template from http://nodexl.codeplex.com/. Once this template is installed on your computer, you can use the modified template “NodeXLPrepTextAnalysis” at the bottom of this page for easy formatting of data from the IBM SPSS Modeler Text Analysis Interactive Workbench to the standard NodeXL format.

Using NodeXL to Create Web Diagrams - Part 1

Using NodeXL to Create Web Diagrams - Part 2

Using NodeXL to Create Web Diagrams - Part 3