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by Fierce
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General feedback or questions about this forum
Topic: Are any of the moderators still alive?
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Re: Are any of the moderators still alive?

Hello. Thanks for bring that up. I was away for quite some time. Looking into that now that I'm back.
by Fierce
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Modifying SPSS output
Topic: Exporting outputs to a new Excel file without opening Excel
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Exporting outputs to a new Excel file without opening Excel

You can use the PASTE function (if possible - some versions have no PASTE for exporting commands). Otherwise you can check the Syntax Reference Guide (comes with every version).
by Fierce
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: Easy Count Question
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Easy Count Question

Certainly there are other ways, but a simple frequency table or codebook of teachid would do it - ignore the numbers an count the ID-rows.
by Fierce
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Output
Topic: interpreting t-test results
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: interpreting t-test results

If ranges are 1-4 and 24-120 and you're using those values in the test, results won't be useful at all. The analysis to be done depends on your variable specifications (scale, ordinal...?). But if scores are that different, it seems that the tests aren't the same - if so, paired t-tests are definite...
by Fierce
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Coding SPSS syntax
Topic: two-way and three-way chi square tests
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: two-way and three-way chi square tests

I get correct degrees of freedom here. How many categories you have in your variables? If all variables have 2 values only, D.F. will be 1 no matter how may variables you're using.

If you could, maybe, provide a picture, it would be great (if the problem isn't solved yet).
by Fierce
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Modifying SPSS output
Topic: Exporting outputs to a new Excel file without opening Excel
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Exporting outputs to a new Excel file without opening Excel

Don't know if your scrip does something spacial when exporting, but what you want seems to be exactly what you get with the regular exporting function in SPSS 15: a new, unopened excel file, saved somewhere in your HD.

If it is something else, please, give us more information.
by Fierce
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: print statement
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: print statement

You can do something close to that using a MATRIX command: MATRIX. COMPUTE m=<MEAN>. COMPUTE se=<S.E.>. COMPUTE p=0.5. COMPUTE tcrit=<T-CRITICAL>. COMPUTE ll = m-(tcrit*se). COMPUTE ul = m+(tcrit*se). COMPUTE ANSWER= (ll, m, ul). PRINT ANSWER/ CLABELS= LOWER, MEAN, UPPER. END MATRIX. Probelm is you ...
by Fierce
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Coding SPSS syntax
Topic: two-way and three-way chi square tests
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: two-way and three-way chi square tests

If you have the custom tables module, you can run chi square tests with more than 2 variables using it. Results are always like a 2x2 table controled by 3rd variable - much better than using analyze>descriptivs>crosstabs and selecting 3 variables - SPSS runs 2x2 tables ignoring the other variables. ...
by Fierce
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: Percentages of limited groups - Have I done this right?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Percentages of limited groups - Have I done this right?

You mean, what it was giving you when you used select cases anf filtered by age AND benefit? Wel... Nothing really. You selected only the cases you're interested in, and when it happens, logically, percents will be 100% and it won't tell you anything. You must select based on the "grouping" variable...
by Fierce
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: Percentages of limited groups - Have I done this right?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Percentages of limited groups - Have I done this right?

So do I need to SELECT CASES where Benefit = 3 (for income support) and Age = 2 (for 21-29) and then run the frequency for those followed by a separate calculation for Benefit =2 (Pension Credit) and Age = 6 (60+)?? Almost. You'll use only the AGE variable to select cases (selecting all cases in wh...
by Fierce
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: Percentages of limited groups - Have I done this right?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Have I done this right? New Question!

You need to work first with the people between 21 and 29 and after that, with peaople aged 60+. Under DATA>SELECTCASES you'll be able to selec cases based on some condition (wich will be based on the age variable). After that, just run frequencies for the "income support". Similar for the 60+ age gr...
by Fierce
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Statistics for beginners
Topic: why by item analysis?
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: why by item analysis?

Not 100% sure about how is your data organized (items are variables...?) like:

Code: Select all

GROUP Item1 Item2 Item3.........
1       2     3     4
1       5     4     1
2       2     3     0
Or 40 items are 40 different groups of cases? ...Or cases itself?
by Fierce
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Coding SPSS syntax
Topic: recoding variables into one new variable
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: recoding variables into one new variable

Well, If people can answe YES to both, you may 4 values for your new variables (combinations: YES&YES, YES&NO, NO&YES and NO&NO). IF (RC=1 & JW=0) NEWVAR=1. IF (JW=2 & RC=0) NEWVAR=2. IF (RC=1 & JW=2) NEWVAR=3. IF (RC=0 & JW=0) NEWVAR=0. EXECUTE. Of course, if it makes no difference if a person said...
by Fierce
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: SPSS Gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: SPSS Gifts

Interesting... Couldn't find anything in the SPSS website. But I've read/heard about some free t-shirts in some stores (don't know which) and at SPSS events. Anyway, every time I want a different t-shirt I get it by searching for some images, modifying and taking to some custom shirt store. Not an o...
by Fierce
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: SPSS for beginners
Topic: Adding New Cases After Creating Group Variables
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Adding New Cases After Creating Group Variables

You're using SPSS or Excel?
Excel has some automatic calculations. Most of the time, all you need is to write a formula for a full column.

In SPSS, you'll need to run the transformations again.

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