Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 12:37:39 -0500
Reply-To: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
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From: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Subject: Re: Aggregating data in SPSS
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This seems to solve your data aggregation problem:
/precost = SUM (cost1) /postcost = SUM (cost2) .
Raynald Levesque email@example.com
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> Steven Delaronde
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> Subject: Aggregating data in SPSS
> I have an SPSS data set that is not arranged so that I can conduct a two
> related-samples test or dependent t-test. Is there a way to
> aggregate data
> so that I can sum an aggregate variable only when a certain condition is
> met? For example, I want to add an IF statement to the following syntax
> such that the new variables (precost and postcost) are equal to the sum of
> the cost for only those cases that meet a specific condition (i.e., before
> the intervention (int=1) and after the intervention (int=2),
> /precost = SUM (cost) /postcost = SUM (cost) .
> After I rearrange the data set so that I have a precost and postcost
> variable, I can compare the two costs using a dependent t-test. After
> making this bivariate comparison, I'm not sure if SPSS has the capacity to
> perform multivariate analysis using related samples. Any
> suggestions would
> be greatly appreciated.
> Steve Delaronde
> ConnectiCare, Inc.
> Farmington, Connecticut, USA
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