Viewing Search Results in the Chart View

When you run a search in Morae Manager, the results appear in the Search Results pane. You can view the search results in List view, Chart view, or a combination of both.

The Chart view Chart View Icon illustrates the distribution of your search results over time. The Chart view shows the search results in either line graph or histogram format.

In this lesson we will cover:

When should I use the Chart view?

Use the Chart view to visualize the number of events that occurred in a given time interval. At a glance, you can see where activity occurred and, sometimes more importantly, where there was no activity at all. This is a good way to quickly identify potential points of interest to investigate.

Search Results Chart View

How does the Chart view work?

  • The X-axis of the chart is Time, which is the duration of the entire recording or the section of the recording you searched.
  • The Y-axis is Density, which is the number of events that occurred in an interval of time.
  • Each circle (on a line graph) or bar (on a histogram) marks the number of events that occurred in a time interval.
  • Right-click on the chart and choose Chart Options, or choose Search > Chart Options to change the graph scale or the graph style from a line graph to a histogram.

Line graph and histogram options

To see this in action, try the following procedure:

  1. Open the Example Project in Morae Manager.
    (File > Open Example > Project)
  2. Open the ex.p1.test recording. Open example recording
  3. Click Search. In the Search Editor, select Mouse Clicks, and click Search Now. Select Mouse Clicks in Search Editor
  4. In the Search Results pane, click the Chart view icon. The search results are shown as a chart.

    View results as chart
  5. Look for a peak in the chart. A peak represents a high number of mouse clicks in a time interval.

    Identify peaks

When you find an area of interest, you can do the following:

  • Hover over circles to see specific information about a time interval.
  • Click a circle to go to that specific point in time in the video.
  • View the video around that point to see what took place in the session.

Investigate areas of interest

In our example, you can see that the participant clicked the mouse 24 times within 11 seconds. Play the video and you see that she was not able to find the information that she was looking for and used the mouse to click and scroll through the Web page.

Title Category Level Format
000 - Lesson 1: Create a Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
001 - Lesson 2: Modify the Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
002 - Lesson 3: Finish the Study Configuration Getting Started I Video/Written
003 - Lesson 4: Record and Log Participants Getting Started I Video/Written
004 - Lesson 5: Create a Project in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
005 - Lesson 6: Set Tasks & Markers in Manager Getting Started I Video/Written
006 - Lesson 7: Graph Data Getting Started I Video/Written
007 - Lesson 8: Create a Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
008 - Lesson 9: Produce the Presentation Getting Started I Video/Written
009 - Choosing a Task Logger Log II Written
010 - Convert a Morae RDG to an AVI or WMV Share II Written
011 - Create Custom Graphs Analyze II Written
012 - Log a New Marker in Morae Manager Log II Written
013 - Preventing Observers From Connecting to a Session Log II Written
014 - The Default Study Configuration Record II Written
015 - Video Display in Observer Log II Written
016 - Viewing Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
017 - View Your Notes and Markers Right After a Session Log II Video/Written