Trouble getting the relation between two (and three) variabl

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Trouble getting the relation between two (and three) variabl

Postby Sikro » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:41 pm

Hey guys.

This is my first day of using SPSS, and I have to say I just use it for one project I am working on for school.

I can't find out how to get the following done:

I have three variables: Gender, Age (in categories 1 < 18, 18-25 etc.. etc..) and responded.
The gender variables has "Male and Female" and responded is either 0,1,2 or 3.

Want I want to know; What is the average age of the most people that have responded atleast 1 time (so responded >1), And another one: What gender responded the most.

How can I do this? And with what chart? I've tried many but I cannot find a clear relation!

Thanks in advance,
Gr. Sikro.
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Re: Trouble getting the relation between two (and three) var

Postby RubenGeert » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:20 am

First, filter out cases that have responded = 0. See

You can't compute the average age if you only have age categories. Age category is a (stricly) ordinal variable: ... s/#ordinal. Instead, run FREQUENCIES on age with a HISTOGRAM and report the MODE and MEDIAN age category. That seems more appropriate here.

If responded is the actual number of responses by cases, use an independent samples t test with gender as the independent variable.

Kind regards,

Ruben Geert van den Berg

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