Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 08:10:36 -0700
Reply-To: Emily Lander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Emily Lander <email@example.com>
Subject: Multiple response field
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I am fairly new to SPSS, so forgive me if this is a rather basic
question. I have a survey where respondents "check all that apply." I
use another program to scan in survey responses, and when it encounters
a multiple response it enters all the responses into the field as:
(1,4,5), for example. When I export it into SPSS (version 11.5), this
variable is truncated if it is defined as a number. When it is defined
as a string, I cannot get the text responses to appear in a frequency table.
Is there a way for SPSS to recognize multiple responses in one field? I
am going to be doing a frequency table with this variable, so I simply
need it to list each of the 3 responses in the frequency table.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.