Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 23:07:06 -0500
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From: "Arthur J. Kendall" <Art@DrKendall.org>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject: Re: Analyzing multiple response
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for the second question.
compute core = 0.
if (math eq 1 and english eq 1 and science eq 1) core =1.
value labels core 0 'no' 1 'yes'
Heisler, Kurt W wrote:
> I have a multiple response question on a survey which asks, "Which subjects
> have you taken? (check all that apply)" There are 6 possible answers:
> Math, English, Science, PE, Art, and None.
> In my SPSS file, I created a variable for each answer and coded each
> 1 = Selected
> 77 = Not Applicable
> 88 = Invalid
> 99 = No Response
> Not Applicable (77) is an option because the question is part of a skip
> pattern. If the respondent answered 'No' to a previous question, he should
> skip the Subjects question. In these cases, each answer was given 77.
> 88 and 99 are assigned as missing values. Invalid means that it was not
> clear if they selected that answer or not (e.g., poor erase mark, scribble).
> No Response simply means they didn't select that answer.
> I created a multiple response set with the answers:
> MULT RESPONSE
> GROUPS=$Suba_f 'Suba_f Subjects (multiple response set)' (aMath
> cScience dPE eArt fNone (1))
> /FREQUENCIES=$Suba_f .
> Question 1: Should I create a 7th variable, something like "Skipped" (1 =
> Yes, 0 - No), where 1 (yes) means the person did not select any of the
> possible answers when in fact they should have selected at least one? (This
> field would be left empty for the Not Applicable respondents, whose answers
> would be coded as 77).
> Question 2: How can I create a variable called Core (0=no, 1=yes), where any
> respondent who took Math, English, and Science is counted as 1 (yes) and all
> others as 0 (no)? Syntax is preferred.
> Thank you!