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Learn to Use KWIC

Welcome to the KWIC Training section. Listed below are a series of training videos and recorded webinars intended to help our users learn how to utilize all the features on KWIC. Also learn about KWIC Views and how to print the charts and graphs you create in KWIC. If you have a question or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

KWIC Home Page

KWIC Overview

Learn about all the features KWIC has to offer.

Time: 9:50
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Indicator Report

Learn how to select an indicator and create a report that displays data for all counties in NYS, NYC, and Rest of State.

Time: 7:37
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County Report

County Report

Learn how to select a county or region and display indicator data by report topic.

Time: 5:00
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Custom Query

Custom Query

Learn how to select multiple indicators, multiple years, and multiple counties and create and save your own custom query.

Time:4:50
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MyKWIC

MyKWIC

Learn how to create a MyKWIC account and combine counties to create custom regions. When logged into MyKWIC, data for saved custom regions will be aggregated and displayed in all county and indicator reports and graphs. MyKWIC also allows users to save and retrieve custom reports.

Time: 4:49
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Mapping Your Community Webinar

Mapping Your Community

This webinar demonstrated how to use maps to help with planning, policy development and evaluation. We also showcased new KWIC mapping features such as mapping school district data and census and other data at all available boundary levels. We looked at community assets such as Public Schools, Department of Labor Career Centers, Head Start Programs and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics to create unique visualizations of New York’s communities.

Time: 49:52
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KWIC 101 Webinar

KWIC 101

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of all the data tools and features available on KWIC. Highlights included: tabular reports by county and indicator; motion graphs; mapping; custom queries/regions and one-click presentation-ready reports. 

Time: 37:20
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Powerful Presentations

Using KWIC Data to Present Powerful Presentations

Participants were shown how to easily incorporate KWIC graphs and data in their presentations. KWIC Views, a new feature, which creates handouts with the click of a button, were created to be used either as a stand-alone handout, or incorporated into Power Point. Participants also learned how to insert hyperlinks from Power Point directly to custom graphs and queries on KWIC.

Time: 48:49
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Download PDF—Cheat Sheet

KWIC View Indicator Page 1

KWIC View Indicator Page 2

KWIC View of Indicators

The first page of this KWIC View presents the indicator for a given year. A bar chart displays the rate for each county and a vertical line depicts the statewide mean. The map provides another visual comparison across counties with intervals for the maps based on the state mean and standard deviations from the mean.

The second page of this KWIC View shows change over time. The bar chart displays changes in the indicator between the base year and current year. A trend line is included showing change over time for New York State, New York City and Rest of State. Both pages include information about the significance of the indicator (Why it Matters) as well as the data source and data provider for the indicator.

To generate this KWIC View, generate an indicator report and simply click the KWIC View link as shown.

KWIC Indicator profile

Click here to create an Indicator KWIC View

Custom KWIC View

Custom KWIC View

This KWIC View allows you to print a presentation‐ready PDF of your custom query. The custom query lets you choose an indicator, year(s) and county(ies). This KWIC View displays your selections as a bar chart and data table along with supporting narrative documentation. If logged into your MyKWIC account, you can also create and display regional data in this KWIC View.

To generate this KWIC View, go to the Data Tools tab and select Custom Query. Follow the steps to create a custom query and simply click the KWIC View link as shown.

KWIC Custom View

Click here to create a Custom KWIC View

KWIC Plots

Save/Print Charts and Graphs

You will also notice when viewing charts and graphs that there is a Save Chart Link. It is now very simply to save, print, or use KWIC charts and graphs in Word and Powerpoint.

To save or print charts, simply click the Save Chart link as shown.

KWIC Custom Plot

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