Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 18:49:12 -0400
Reply-To: Samuel Barnes <samuelbarnes@SYMPATICO.CA>
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From: Samuel Barnes <samuelbarnes@SYMPATICO.CA>
Subject: How do I find discrepancies when comparing two datasets?
I am using SPSS 14. I don't know if that makes any difference but I thought
I would say it for the record.
Here is my question/problem:
I have two datasets: one larger database consisting of users and non users;
the other was extracted from this database and is just users. The user
database has had work done on it - its been cleaned and new variables have
been added. Now when running various descriptive stats and comparing them
between the two spreadsheets, I found that there are 3 more people in the
user dataset than in the larger database it came from. I have to locate
these three people, compare variables, then insert them into the larger
database. How do I locate the 3 extra people (comparing the two databases
for the missing people) and then import them into the larger database where
there are more and are in different places. Is there a way to do this easily?