Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 17:01:42 -0400
Reply-To: Chris Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Chris Fisher <email@example.com>
Subject: The final and ultimate analysis question
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Here's what should be the final question...it's a little complicated.
Generally, the ultimate question for the project is...is there a connection between the reception of certain homeless services and advancement to self-sufficiency?
To answer this, I need to see if, for example, a client received one or more related services (each a different variable)(e.g., housing, life skills, rent loans) and whether the client moved from unstable housing (one variable) across the course of being tracked.
siteid clientid ntake track housing e_loan l_skills
2 12 11/30/02 12/30/02 1(unstable) 0(no) 0(no)
2 12 11/30/02 1/24/03 1 1(yes) 1(yes)
2 12 11/30/02 2/26/03 2(stable) 1 1
3 4 12/04/02 etc..........
So, there are 7 other tracking variables other than housing status and a total of 32 services (which form about 6 groups of related services)
Need to see if there is a relationship between services provided and changes in status(self-sufficiency).
Any advice on how to set it up and do it with the minimal amount of frustration?
Senior Research Associate
Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation Center
New York, NY