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Juliet Conlon
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What is Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab?

Nielsen's IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab software is used to define a target population and analyse their various demographics, product usage, behavior, and media and lifestyle choices.

Conestoga provides access to Vividata data through the Nielsen interface.

Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab Tutorials

When to Use This Software

Use this software in the following example of a complex scenario: 

"What percent of all adults over 18 years play baseball, football or soccer and are between the ages of 18-24?" This detailed level of question, with more than one usage variable ("baseball", "football" and "soccer"), requires you to construct a Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab using Vividata's category data.

Use the Vividata website directly if you have a less complex scenario, for example:

"What percent of all adults over 18 years that play baseball are between the ages of 18-24?" This less detailed level of question, with just one usage variable ("baseball") can be answered using Vividata's online web tool. It's faster and easier to use than the Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab software.

 

Where and How to Access the Software

This software is used for advanced manipulation and retrieval of Vividata’s Readership and Product Data. To view Target Snapshots from Vividata, use Vividata’s online interface. Access it through the Library’s A to Z list of eResources

To access the Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab software you must sign out one of 5 laptops from the Library's Research Help Desk.

1. Turn on the laptop.

2. Do not login as yourself.

3. Login using the login credentials displayed in the background image of the login screen.

6. Once you've logged in, on the Desktop, click the icon for “Clear Decisions.” This opens the program.

Citing Data from Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab

APA Bibliography Example

Title of software program (Version)  [Description of form]. Location of production: Name of producer. 

Nielsen IMS Clear Decisions Crosstab (2015 release) [Computer Software]. New York, NY: Nielsen.