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## Data editing CountFor a multiple response question respondents are allowed to tick more than
one answer box. - Example of a question
- Coding
- Using Count
- The result in the data matrix
- Download the sample data file
## Example of a question:
## Coding:
Once all the answers are processed part of the data window might look like this: ## Using count:
The central idea of "Count values within Cases" is to count per case how many options the respondent has chosen. In other words, how many times does the code 1 occur in the five variables V04A - V04E? In the Count dialog box you first of all have to indicate which variables
will be included in the counting process. Next click on the button and specify which values you want to count. In our case it is the number 1, since that represents the boxes that were ticked. The screen dumps above shows you that there are several options for how and what to count. Try to imagine how the other options could be useful. ## The result in the data matrix:Since the variable "Number" is based on a counting process it won't need decimals. If your SPSS default setting includes 2 decimal places you might want to change the decimals for "Number" to 0. Here you see the frequency distribution for the variable Number: Among other things the table shows us that 4 respondents (8% of the total group) ticked all the boxes. They might be labeled as heavy internet users. |

Last modified
30-10-2012
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