Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 09:44:53 +0000
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From: "R. Allan Reese" <R.A.Reese@UCC.HULL.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: how to recode only few of the cases without a
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> At 15:13 22/02/97 GMT, Amir Hetsroni wrote:
> >Can someone tell me how (if it is possible) to recode the scores of
> >only few of the cases on the data sheet without any
> >"statistical/logical excuse".
Think laterally. The computer is logical, so only offers the "IF condition"
or pseudo-random selection. Maybe you want to browse and pick cases?
Either LIST the variables you might look at, and use $CASENUM as suggested,
or create a new column (call it "pickthis" or anything you like), reorder
the variables so to bring those of interest and pickthis together, then
use the DATA EDITOR view and go through marking the cases you want. You
will then have your logical condition:
EDIT data and mark 1 for selected cases
if (pickthis=1) ...
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