```Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 20:17:07 +0000 Reply-To: Shail Dobson Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" From: Shail Dobson Subject: Re: combining variables Comments: To: msolorza@UCI.EDU Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed Michael, Assuming the answer is a single punch (or one choice response), and you have those responses in two variables: Var1 and Var2. Var1 has five values which represent five distinct responses, Var2 has one values which sixth distinct response. Treat missing values as zero in both variables. Now you need to sum up these two variables into one variable, using the compute command: COMPUTE var12 = var1 + var2 . EXECUTE . Hope this will help you, Shail Dobson >From: Michael Solorza >Reply-To: Michael Solorza >To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >Subject: combining variables >Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 10:46:46 -0700 > >Greetings! > >I am using SPSS for Windows, v 10.0.5. I have a simple question about how >to combine two variables into one. . . On my survey, I asked a question >about where respondents live. They had six choices (they all live in >apartments, there are six apartment 'buildings,' hence they indicated where >they lived by choosing the apartment building). However, because the >scantrons only had room for five responses (a-e), the question was broken >into two parts. > >Now that the data has been scanned, I want to combine the two variables >into ONE so that my analysis can be simplified. I know there is an easy >way to do this in SPSS, but I haven't been able to figure it out. I HAVE >been able to recode the second variable, but have not been able to then >take the two variables and make them one. Any help would be appreciated. > >Thanks!!! > >Michael > >*************************** >Michael A. Solorza >Graduate Housing Analyst >UC Irvine >500 Housing Administrative Services >Irvine, CA 92697-3250 > >(949) 824-2490 (office) >(949) 824- 4181 (fax) >**************************** _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp ```

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