Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:03:46 -0700
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From: David Marso <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Obtaining a matched control group
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"I have tried applying the script in one of the answers on this forum: "
Please help others help you! Which script?
There is initial reference to a rather sad piece of code
Then Syntax by Albert-Jan Roskam
and an SPSS extension "CASECTRL"
What have you tried?
What errors do you receive?
"I can not get it working at all. " Is not that informative.
> Hi everyone
> I desperately need help with generating a matched control group through
> SPSS(16). I have 1269 records of individuals with learning disability. 142
> of these have a mental health problem (mhprob=1). The control group needs
> to be generated from the rest of the cases who do not have a mental health
> problem (mhprob=0) on 1:1 basis. The matching parameters are age, sex and
> a score (ABCTOT) which indicates the ability of the individuals to
> function independently (expressed as a percentage). I have tried applying
> the script in one of the answers on this forum:
> I cannot get it working at all. Please have in mind I am not much of an
> SPSS expert when it comes down to programming and scripts.
> Many thanks
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