Hello,

I attempted searching this, but I was unable to find any solutions. I don't know what to call this or where to post, but I think here is appropriate (to the mods: if not, please bump to the correct forum).

SPSS version 20 on MacBook, I am try to create a composite math score by summing new variables that I created. The data had math questions (m1-m6) with answers 0-5; then recoded each question dichotomously (if that's even a word) with 0=incorrect and 1=correct. So now I have six columns with dichotomous data (i.e. 0 or 1 depending on if the person answered correctly) that have the heading M1r, M2r, M3r, etc. Now I am supposed to create a composite math score! Is that even possible!? How can this be if the data is only 0 for incorrect and 1 for correct?

Thank you for any input or guidance on where to figure out how to do this correctly.

Also, to the mods: thanks for such a cool forum. I cannot believe this exists and am so appreciative! THANK YOU!