Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 11:29:55 -0500
Reply-To: "R. Steve Fricker" <rsfric00@POP.UKY.EDU>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "R. Steve Fricker" <rsfric00@POP.UKY.EDU>
Organization: University of Kentucky Computing Services
Subject: Pulling a Random Sample using SPSS
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I am using SPSS-PC for windows v 6.1.2 and need to pull a random sample
of 1,000 households from a mailing list of approximately 25,000. I know
select cases offers a random selection, however the documentation describes
this as a "pseudo-random sample". What does the "pseudo" mean in this case?
Any other ways to pull a systematic sample using SPSS syntax?