Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 15:56:35 GMT
Reply-To: "Paul A. Thompson" <pat@po.CWRU.Edu>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Paul A. Thompson" <pat@PO.CWRU.EDU>
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA)
Subject: Re: proc guttman
In a previous article, firstname.lastname@example.org (jae kennedy) says:
>Does anyone have a brief explanation of why Guttman scalograms have been
>dropped from recent versions of SAS and SPSS? One of my dissertation
>advisors wants me to do a scalogram of limitations in activities of daily
>living by age group on the 1990 and 1991 SIPP Topical Module on Functional
>Limitation and Disability. I assume that there is a good reason why this
>procedure has fallen out of favor, and I would rather present him with a
>cogent arguement on why this is unnecessary instead of calculating the
>coefficients of reliability and scalability by hand. Any advice or
>direction would be greatly appreciated.
I am certain that these could be done quite easily in IML. IML is a
handy way of working in many things which are not done in straight SAS.
If you can set up the scalability coefficients by hand, you can do it in IML.
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