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MYRESEARCHER is a comprehensive data-tracking and information-reporting web application that allows our clients to track the data that matters most to them without having to sort through all the data that doesn’t. Customized client data dashboards are created that include broad and industry-specific economic, fiscal, social, real estate, tourism and other data. Indicators are updated in real time, allowing our clients to not only stay informed but also to have the ability to visualize trends and market shifts as they happen.

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MyResearcher.com
6385 South Rainbow Boulevard
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is MyResearcher?

    MyResearcher is a comprehensive data tracking and information reporting web application. In today’s world, we are inundated with information. MyResearcher is designed to allow each user to sift through thousands of economic, fiscal, social and environmental metrics and create a personalized dashboard that only includes the data that matters most to them. When data updates are released, the user’s dashboard is automatically updated. Users have the ability to categorize their data, add new data points, export data and create customized reports. They can also receive email updates when new data are released.

  • Who Uses MyResearcher?

    MyResearcher was originally designed for market research analysts. That said, our user base has evolved to become remarkably diverse, including without limitation: banks; retailers; media outlets; restaurateurs; hotels and hotel casinos; governments; utilities; transportation companies; health care providers; real estate developers; economic development organizations; state and local governments and many others.

  • What is a MyResearcher Dashboard?

    The “dashboard” is the primary interface for MyResearcher users. Each dashboard includes “indicators,” which are the specific data points the user has selected to track. Indicators include items like employment, housing prices, household incomes, crime rates and hotel occupancies. Dashboards also contain “tabs”. Tabs are a way to group indicators. For example, a user may want to group all housing market data within a single location. To do this, the user would create a tab, name it “Housing Data” and then add housing indicators to that tab. Then, every time the user returns to their/his/her dashboard, all of the most recent housing market information she had selected to track will be available on her “Housing Data” tab.

  • What is an Indicator?

    “Indicators” are the general term used to describe the data points that users track within their MyResearcher Dashboards. There are literally thousands of indicators tracked within MyResearcher. Users have the ability to track many or a just few indicators depending on their specific requirements. They can also group indicators in tabs, change what indicators they are tracking or reorder the indicators on their dashboard whenever they choose.

  • What is a Tab?

    The “dashboard” is the primary interface for MyResearcher users. Each dashboard includes “indicators,” which are the specific data points the user has selected to track. Indicators include items like employment, housing prices, household incomes, crime rates and hotel occupancies. Dashboards also contain “tabs”. Tabs are a way to group indicators. For example, a user may want to group all housing market data within a single location. To do this, the user would create a tab, name it “Housing Data” and then add housing indicators to that tab. Then, every time the user returns to their/his/her dashboard all of the most recent housing market information she had selected to track will be available on her “Housing Data” tab.

  • I am Running Into Problems. Who Can I Contact?

    The MyResearcher support team is available to help you with any problems you may have. We can be reached via email at support@myresearcher.com. You can also contact us directly at (702) 818-8881. Should you need to reach us via mail, our address is:

    MyResearcher.com
    6385 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite #105
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

  • How Do I Create a MyResearcher Account?

    Joining MyResearcher is easy. You will need your name, an email address, and a valid credit card to complete the process. Below are the steps.

    • From the home page (www.myresearcher.com), select the “Create a New Account” button.
    • This will take you to the Account Creation page where you will be asked for your name, email address and to create a password. When you have completed this process, the “Select Subscription” button will prompt you to continue to Step #2.
    • In Step #2, you will need to choose a subscription type. There are currently two options: (1) a month-to-month subscription charged at $39.99 per month, or (2) an annual subscription charged at $400 for a full year (365 days). Once you select a subscription, you will be prompted to continue to Step #3, Billing Information. MyResearcher does offer corporate site license subscription options. To learn more about these please contact us at info@myresearcher.com or (702) 818-8881.
    • In Step #3, you will be asked to provide your credit card information. Once this is completed, you will be prompted to continue to Step #4, Confirmation.
    • The final step is the confirmation. Please review the terms of use. If you choose to accept them, your registration process is complete.
    • Once you are registered, you can gain access to MyResearcher by logging in on the MyResearcher home page (www.myreseacher.com).
  • What are the System Requirements for MyResearcher?

    MyResearcher is optimized for Internet Explorer 10 , Google Chrome , and Mozilla Firefox browsers. If you are not currently running one of these browsers, we recommend you consider upgrading before joining MyResearcher.

  • What type of data does MyResearcher track?

    MyResearcher tracks all types of data including without limitation economic, housing, demographic, fiscal, social and environmental indicators. Data are also tracked at all levels of geography from country-level data all the way down to zip codes and submarkets. We are adding data all the time. If there are data points that you would like added to your dashboard, feel free to contact us at support@myresearcher.com. If we can reasonably obtain the data you are looking for, we will add them to our database.

  • How Often is the MyResearcher Data Updated?

    MyResearcher is being updated daily. We make every effort to post data as soon as they become publicly available. That said, it is important to note that different indicators have different periodicities and different data release dates. If you are interested in knowing the approximate release data for a series, you can select “Indicator Information” from the indicator drop down menu. From the Indicator Information interface, you will find an information icon that will display source and update information for each variable tracked by MyResearcher.

    • From your Dashboard click on the arrow next to the indicator you would like to learn more about. This will reveal a number of options.
    • Select “Indicator Information”
    • This will reveal additional information about the selected indicator including information about the last update.
  • What are the Sources of MyResearcher Data?

    MyResearcher includes data from hundreds of sources. These include national, state and local governments; boards and commissions; trade groups; and public reports of all kinds. If you are interested in knowing the source for a specific indicator or series, you can select “Quick Chart” from the indicator drop down menu. From that interface, you will find an information icon that will display source and update information for each variable tracked by MyResearcher.

    • From your Dashboard click on the arrow next to the indicator you would like to learn more about. This will reveal a number of options.
    • Select “Indicator Information”
    • This will reveal additional information about the selected indicator including source name and location.
  • How Can I See More or Less Data in My Web Browser?

    MyResearcher is designed to show more data on higher resolution monitors and less data on lower resolution monitors. On higher resolution monitors, users will be able to see “Current” data as well as “Trailing 12 Months” data. On lower resolution monitors, users will be able to see only “Current” data. Note that on most web browsers, users can zoom in by pressing the Control (Ctrl) key and the plus (+) key at the same time. To zoom out, press the Control (Ctrl) key and the minus (-) key at the same time.

    • Using the controls at the bottom of the tab's data table, users can choose to view Current Period Data, Trailing 12 Months and/or a Trendline
  • How Do I Add New Indicators to MyResearcher Dashboard?

    Users have the ability to add or remove indicators to their dashboards. The steps to do this are outlined below.

    • From the “Dashboard” menu at the top of the page, click on the “Edit Dashboard” button in the submenu. This will open the Dashboard Editor.
    • From the Dashboard Editor, click on the “Edit Indicators” button.
    • This will open the Dashboard Indicator Summary and reveal the search toolbar.
    • Once MyResearcher begins to recognize indicators that match your search, the search tool bar will provide the option to either filter your search results or to browse indicators.

      Filter Search Results

      There are six filter options: (1) Filter Search by Search Terms; (2) Filter Search by Keywords; (3) Filter Search by Category; (4) Filter Search by Geography; (5) Filter Search by Source; and (6) Filter Search by Frequency.

      • Selecting “Search Terms” will reveal each term that you have typed into the search bar. Unchecking boxes next to individual search terms will further filter your indicator search.
      • Selecting “Keywords” will reveal indicators with the same or similar words or phrases. Unchecking boxes next to keywords that you are not interested in will further filter your indicator search results.
      • Selecting “Category” will reveal the category selector. Selecting the “+” sign next to the category will reveal the subcategories for further filtration of the search should they be available, and selecting the “-“sign will hide the subcategories.
      • Selecting “Geography” will reveal the location selector. Selecting the “+” sign next to each location will reveal the subcategories for further filtration of the search.
      • Selecting “Source” will reveal the sources responsible for indicator data in your search results. Unchecking boxes next to sources that you are not interested in will further filter your indicator search results.
      • Selecting “Frequency” will reveal different periodicities for indicators in your search results. Unchecking boxes next to periodicities that you are not interested in will further filter your indicator search results.

      Browse Indicators

      There are five indicator browsing options: (1) Browse by Category; (2) Browse by Geography; (3) Browse by Source; (4) Browse by Frequency; and (5) Browse by Update. You can also sort the order in which you browse indicators by alphabetical or most frequently used.

      • Selecting “Category” will reveal the category selector. Select the categories that you are interested in and click the “Apply Selections” button to browse indicators in these categories.
      • Selecting “Geography” will reveal the location selector. Select the location you are interested in and click the ‘Apply Selections” button to browse indicators for that location.
      • Selecting “Source” will reveal the different sources responsible for indicator data in Myresearcher. Checking boxes next to sources that you are interested in will filter your search results so that only indicators with data from these sources are shown. Click the “Apply Selections” button to browse indicators that meet your source criteria.
      • Selecting “Frequency” will reveal different periodicities for indicators in Myresearcher. Select the periodicities that you are interested in and click the “Apply Selections” button to browse indicators that meet your frequency criteria.
      • Selecting “Update” will allow you to enter a range of dates for indicators that were last updated within this range. Once you have entered the range of dates you are interested in, click the “Apply Selections” button to browse indicators that were last updated within this range.
    • Once you have selected indicators, the “Apply All Updates” and “Cancel All Updates” buttons will become active. Once the changes are applied or cancelled, the user can close the Edit Dashboard Toolbar and return to their Dashboard.
  • How Do I Add a New Tab to MyResearcher Dashboard?

    Tabs are a way to group indicators. Users have the ability to create or delete tabs on their MyResearcher Dashboard. The steps to do this are provided below.

    • From the “Dashboard” menu at the top of the page, click on the “Edit Dashboard” button in the submenu. This will open the Dashboard Editor.
    • From the Dashboard Editor, select the “Add New Tab” button. This will create a new tab on the tab ribbon.
    • Name the newly created “Tab”.
    • Once the new tab is created, add the indicators you would like track within that tab. This begins with an indicator search. How Do I Add New Indicators to MyResearcher Dashboard?
    • Once you have selected indicators, the “Apply All Updates” and “Cancel All Updates” buttons will become active. Once the changes are applied or cancelled, the user can close the Edit Dashboard Toolbar and return to their Dashboard. The new tab will be shown on the user’s MyResearcher Dashboard.
  • Can I Export the Data on My Dashboard?

    MyResearcher makes exporting data to MS Excel or a .csv file easy. Individual indicators can be exported, but so can all indicators within a tab or all indicators on all tabs within a user’s MyResearcher Dashboard. Below are the steps to export data.

    • From your Dashboard click on the arrow next to the indicator you would like to learn more about. This will reveal a number of Dashboard options.
    • Select “Export Data.” This will reveal the Export Options menu. From the Export Options menu, select to export an active indicator, all indicators in the current tab or all indicators in the Dashboard.
    • Once Export Options are selected, choose a file format. Please keep in mind, that if your tab includes indicators with different periodicities (e.g., monthly and quarterly data), they can only be exported to MS Excel.
  • Can I print the data on my Dashboard?

    MyResearcher provides a number of printing options. These options can be easily accessed from your MyResearcher Dashboard by selecting “Create Reports” from the indicator drop down menu. This will open up the Create Reports option menu. From here you can select to print reports for a single indicator, all the indicators on the active tab, or all the indicators on your Dashboard. You also have the option of creating a custom report.

    This will open up the Create Reports option menu. From here you can select to print reports for a single indicator, all the indicators on the active tab, or all the indicators on your Dashboard. You also have the option of creating a custom report.

    MyResearcher offers multiple report formats. Two of the most popular “tab” report formats are shown below.

    • Tab Report | Current Data
    • Tab Report | Current Data + Trailing 12 Months
  • How Do I Reorder the Indicators on my Dashboard?

    Users commonly want the indicators that matter most them to be on the top of their dashboard tabs. Users also like to have related indicators close to one another. MyResearcher allows users to order the sequence of their indicators in whatever manner works best for them. The steps to do this are provided below.

    • From the “Dashboard” menu at the top of the page, click on the “Edit Dashboard” button in the submenu. This will open the Dashboard Editor.
    • From the Dashboard Editor, click the arrows on the left side of the indicator you wish to move, and drag it wherever you want it to appear on your dashboard.
    • Click the “Apply All Updates" Button to save the changes.
  • How Do I Reorder the Tabs on my Dashboard?

    MyResearcher not only allows user to control the order of the indicators in each tab but also the tabs within their MyResearcher Dashboard. The steps to set or change the order of your tabs are provided below.

    • From the “Dashboard” menu at the top of the page, click on the “Edit Dashboard” button in the submenu. This will open the Dashboard Editor.
    • From the Dashboard Editor, click the arrows on the right side of the tab you wish to move, and drag it wherever you want it to appear on your dashboard.
    • Click the “Apply All Updates" Button to save the changes.
  • What is a Popular Dashboard?

    One of the unique features of MyResearcher is the ability to share your dashboard or to see other users’ dashboards that they have chosen to make them public.

    • To access available popular dashboards, select the “Popular Dashboards” button from the submenu under the “Dashboard” button.
    • Users then have the option to view a popular dashboard, import selected tabs from a popular dashboard to their own dashboard, or to remove a selected user from popular dashboards.
    • When viewing a popular dashboard, users have the option to add tabs from that dashboard to their own dashboard, create a report of the selected tab, create a presentation of the selected tab, or return back to their own dashboard.
  • What Do the Terms Like “Current” and “Trailing 12 Months” Mean on MyResearcher Dashboard?

    There are many terms used on the MyResearcher Dashboard, each is defined below.

    • A. Indicator – Indicators are the general term used to describe the data points that users track within their dashboards. Unemployment, for example, would be an indicator where the unemployment rate of 6.5% reported in August 2005 would be a data point within that indicator.
    • B. Location – The location provides the geographic area the indicator reflects. The location can be as broad as national data (e.g., the United States or Norway) all the way down local submarket data (e.g., the Southwest Submarket or the North End).
    • C. Date – The “Date” column reflects the latest release for the indicator. For example, a date of Apr-13 would denote that the most recent data available for that particular indicator are as of the month of April 2013. Users should keep in mind that this date is different from the date when the indicator was updated and uploaded to MyResearcher as there is commonly a lag period between when measured factors occur and when they are reported.
    • D. Current – There are two sets of data routinely tracked on a MyResearcher Dashboard, these sets are referred to as “Current” data and “Trailing 12 Months” data. Current data reflect the data released for the current month, the current quarter, or the current year. If the latest release date is April 2013, for example, the “Current” data set will reflect the data released in April of that year or data related to the April 2013 release. Related data would include information for the prior month and the same month of the prior year for comparison purposes.
    • E. Trailing 12 Months - There are two sets of data routinely tracked on a MyResearcher Dashboard, these sets are referred to as “Current” data and “Trailing 12 Months” data. Trailing 12 Months data reflect an average or sum of the data reported during the preceding 12-month period. If the latest release date is April 2013, for example, the “Trailing 12 Months” data set will reflect the data released from May 2012 through April 2013. These data are helpful because they smooth out the variation that can happened month to month or quarter to quarter due to seasonality and other factors.

      When reviewing Trailing 12 Months data it is important to keep the aggregation form in mind. Some data, like the unemployment rates, are aggregated using averages, as it would be illogical to sum these data. Other data, like employment growth, is meaningful in an additive form. Finally, there are other data points that are reported monthly or quarterly as annualized values or at annualized rates. These data points will be the same in both the “Current” data set and the “Trailing 12 Months” data set.
    • F. Latest Period – The “Latest Period” reflects the most recent data available. These are the data as of the period reported under the “Date” column. If, for example, the indicator has a date of April 2013 the “Latest Period” value would reflect the unemployment rate, housing prices, retail sales or auto purchases, or other indicator value as of April 2013.

      Importantly, under the “Current” column on the dashboard, these data will be for a single day, single month, single week or single quarter. By contrast, under the “Trailing 12 Months” column, the “Latest Period” data set reflects all of the data points for the 365-day period ending as of the date of the release. Using the example above, the “Latest Period” under the “Trailing 12 Months” column would reflect the 12 months ending April 2013.
    • G. Prior Period – The “Prior Period” reflects the period immediately preceding the “Latest Period”. For monthly data this would be prior month, for quarterly data the prior quarter and so on. If, for example, the “Latest Period” data are as of April 2013, the “Prior Period” data are as of March 2013.

      Importantly, under the “Current” column on the dashboard, these data will be for a single day, single month, single week or single quarter. By contrast, under the “Trailing 12 Months” column, the “Prior Period” data set reflects all of the data points for the 365-day period ending as of the period prior to the date of the release. Using the example above, the “Prior Period” under the “Trailing 12 Months” column would reflect the 12 months ending March 2013.
    • H. One Year Ago – “One Year Ago” reflects the period 365 days prior to the “Latest Period”. For monthly data this would be same month of the prior year, for quarterly data the same quarter of the prior year and so on. If for example, the “Latest Period” data are as of April 2013, the “One Year Ago” data are as of April 2012.

      Importantly, under the “Current” column on the dashboard, these data will be for a single day, single month, single week or single quarter. By contrast, under the “Trailing 12 Months” column, the “One Year Prior” data set reflects all of the data points for the 365-day period ending as of the one year prior to the date of the release. Using the example above, the “One Year Prior” under the “Trailing 12 Months” column would reflect the 12 months ending April 2012.
    • I. Change vs. Prior Period – The “Change vs. Prior Period” column reflects the growth rate between the “Current Period” and the “Prior Period”. This is calculated as: (Current Period – Prior Period)/Prior Period. This provides week-over-week, month-over-month or quarter-over-quarter growth rates.
    • J. Change vs. One Year Ago – The “Change vs. One Year Ago” column reflects the growth rate between the “Current Period” and the indicator values report “One Year Ago”. This is calculated as: (Current Period – One Year Ago)/One Year Ago. This provides year-over-year growth rates.