## Trying to determine individual frequencies

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RCJHpsych
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### Trying to determine individual frequencies

I am interesting in calculating a frequency, but not in the descriptive cross-data sense.

I have a number of participants who completed several questions answered on a 5-point likert scale. I am interesting in knowing of those who exceeded a certain score on ANY of the items (ex., a single 3 on any of the items), how many items did they endorse that met that threshold (in the example, a three or above), how many items were either a 4 or above, and how many items were a 5 or above?

Is there a way to calculate a participant level variable to do this? Does that description make sense?
statman
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### Re: Trying to determine individual frequencies

Not real clear: Are you wanting to see individual Likert freq or mean values.

And then ...
See the note below

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### Re: Trying to determine individual frequencies

statman wrote:Not real clear: Are you wanting to see individual Likert freq or mean values.

And then ...
I'm looking to see the frequency of responses within a given individual case

e.g., how many times did person X respond with a 3, how many times did they respond with a 4, how many times did they respond with a 5. I just want to do it for each of the participants in order to create a new variable where I could get a mean frequency of responses at a given level across all individuals.
GerineL
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### Re: Trying to determine individual frequencies

could you indicate how your data is set up? in order to answer your question, we need to know that.

however, I have a feeling you might want to use the aggregate function, or the count function. Look into those, if that is not what you are looking for, tell us more about how the data are set up.
statman