I am not familiar with attributes in spss.lisaz0224 wrote: 1.) Assign call-tags (I believe they are called ‘attributes,’ but I do not know how to work it) to some of my variables. If, for example, I could tag the first eighty variables with the name ‘List 1’ and simply use that when I would like to, for example, count the number of 1s for the first eighty variables for all fifty cases in sum, data analysis becomes much simpler.
look into if-functions in syntax.2.) In that same vein, possibly use the boolean command (‘Include if case satisfies condition:’) to:
look into select cases.a.) Choose all cases (rows) containing any variables of a certain type of name. For example, ‘V1, V2, V3… V40’. This is especially difficult because some of the rows are missing data for certain variables. For example, Row 6 may have an empty cell corresponding
to ‘V40’. All rows, however, are filled for at least one of the variables.
"choose cases" is usually done with the select cases option, but you may have to create a new variable which to select cases on. Also, what do you mean by "choose"? And what do you mean by "cases"? I mean rows.b.) Choose all cases containing a certain string of letters, in order. For example, I’d like to choose all cases of variables containing “ify”.
this depends on whether you want to do it by row or by column.3.) For all cases of a certain attribute, find the ratio of 1s: total number of responses (So, the sum of the values in the cells divided by the total number of cases, not including missing values).
a. For all cases of a certain attribute WITHIN EACH ROW, calculate the same ratio. Afterward, sort the rows in increasing order of accuracy.
I don't get this, but you could probably use sort cases - create ID variable for this.b. Using that order of rows, create quintiles (10 rows each) and calculate the same value within each of the ordered quintile. For example, the top quintile would have a certain ratio, the second a different one, etc.
c. Do the same with all cases of TWO OR MORE different attributes.
this could all be achieved via if-functions, so look that up.4.) For each of multiple columns (in my project, columns of variable ‘c’ in List 4), look at two different columns (in my project, column Word121c in list 4 would call Word121b and Word81b)
a. If either of those two columns (column Word121b and Word81b) are empty, do nothing.
b. If the values in those two columns match, enter a ‘1’ as a value in the column .
c. If the values in those two columns do not match, enter a ‘0’ as a value in the column.
why would you want to use spss for this? It sounds like you only want to create new variables, and not really do any type of inferential statistics.I think that’s pretty much it (a lot, I know). If you could help with ANY ONE of these issues, or even link me to something helpful, I would be eternally grateful to you.
Thank you so much!
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