Ah ok, I think i understand what you're saying, but how do I make a string variable for an already existing variable? Or would I just have to make a whole new entry?GerineL wrote:It is common to make 2 variables for this, suppose you have answers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6(other), you would enter this number in the first variable, and if 6 (other) is chosen, you create a string variable with the exact answer for that one.
What you do with it next is up to you, some people analyze the "other" category as one category, others break it up / recode it into new general categories etc.
it all depends on your research question etc, not a statistical question but a theoretical one.
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