Information from two variables

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Information from two variables

Postby 871615105 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:25 am

I hope this topic is not redundant, but did not see it covered in the other forum topics. I am trying to select first generation college students, which is defined as students whose parents did not attend a college or university. The problem with my dataset is that the questions are asked separately (in two different variables, I didn't collect the data). 1. What is the highest level of education for your father? 2. What is the highest level of education for your mother?

My questions is: How do I get the combined information from these two variables for each case, since I am trying to identify first generation students?

Thanks in advance for you help.

James
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Re: Information from two variables

Postby GerineL » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:50 am

look into if-functions.

for isntance:

if (studymother = 1 & studyfather = 1) studyparents = 4.
execute.

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