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Date:         Mon, 21 Nov 2005 13:22:32 -0500
Reply-To:     Monica Perry <>
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From:         Monica Perry <>
Subject:      making groups
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Hi Everyone, This little project seemed simple but now I'm stumped. I have a very small dataset of 12 people from different schools. One person is to host a meeting and two other people will come to this meeting.

I want to group these 12 people into 4 groups of 3, then regroup them so the same 3 people are not in the same group and eventually every person will have worked with every other person, and every person will have hosted. I realize that after the 2nd round the groups may contain two people who were together in an earlier group, but they should have different rolls (as in Julie hosts and Monica and Angela come--Julie came to Monica's meeting during the 1st round.

Monica Julie Amanda

Sandi Angela Christine

Jennifer Connie Ginger

Donna Denise Melissa

For example, I (Monica ) will host and Julie and Amanda will come to my school. Sandi will host and Angela and Christine will come to her school. Jennifer will host, Connie and Ginger come. Donna will host, Denise and Melissa will come.

Then next month Julie will host and Sandi and Jennifer will come. Connie will host and Donna and Monica will come. Amanda will host and Christine and Ginger will come. Denise will host and Melissa and Angela will come.

...or something like that

Is there a simple way to do this in SPSS...or should I just pull names out of hats? Probably could have done that by now :)

Thanks in advance, Monica

Monica Perry Title 1 Program Specialist Pitt County Schools, Greenville NC phone (252) 752-0124 fax (252) 752-2907

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