Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:55:35 +0200 Luca Meyer "SPSSX(r) Discussion" Luca Meyer Statistical question: How to do time series analysis? text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hello,

This is not a strictly SPSS related question but I still need some advise.

I have a dataset that looks like:

DATA LIST FREE /MONTH V1 V2 V3 V4 VA VB VC VD VE VF. BEGIN DATA 200701 8,27 8,44 7,97 , 0,51 0,16 0,77 0,67 0,48 0,82 200702 8,39 8,42 7,95 , 0,4 0,4 0,82 0,67 0,76 0,44 200703 8,23 8,43 7,9 8,14 0,4 0,4 0,83 0,74 0,6 0,82 200704 8,54 8,55 8,27 8,38 0,69 0,28 0,87 0,66 0,64 0,88 200705 8,48 8,43 8,3 8,3 0,74 0,28 0,83 0,64 0,61 1 200706 8,44 8,4 8,19 8,31 0,37 0,4 0,88 0,55 0,54 0,94 200707 8,27 8,18 8,13 8,03 0,6 0,2 0,9 0,58 0,54 0,7 200708 8,38 8,33 8,15 8,22 0,43 0,36 0,98 0,65 0,84 0,98 200709 8,42 8,42 8,27 8,25 0,6 0,12 0,86 0,63 0,46 0,98 200710 8,69 8,71 8,31 8,55 0,69 0,36 0,89 0,68 0,54 0,58 200711 8,78 8,8 8,44 8,73 0,51 0,48 0,96 0,74 0,57 0,96 200712 8,39 8,42 8 8,23 0,34 0,28 0,85 0,59 0,51 0,84 END DATA. EXE.

While the V1 to V3 are answers to a questionnaire which uses different samples from month to month - that is independent observations, the VA to VF are indexes of quality of a service and therefore I do not think that can be seen as independent.

I would like to correlate the variables V1, V2 and V3 to the other variables and would like to make some statements on the quality of such a correlation.

Is there some procedure you can advise I could use? I am not familiar with time series analysis and OLS regression analysis doesn't seem right here as (a) observations are correlated and (b) data point are scarse.

Thank you, Luca

Mr. Luca MEYER Market research, data analysis & more www.lucameyer.com <http://www.lucameyer.com/> - Tel: +39.339.495.00.21

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