481 SPSS_Summer09 - 481SPSSAssignment Summer2009 Burris

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481 SPSS Assignment Summer 2009 Burris 1.  Label all variables and values in your SPSS file.  2.  Identify and set missing values for each variable. 3.  Run descriptive (mean, median, standard deviation) and basic frequencies 4.  Look at your data.  Consider the proportion of don’t know, no opinion, and don’t remember responses for each item. If the  proportion of don’t know (08), no opinion (03), and don’t remember (03) responses is less than 8 percent  consider setting the response codes (08, 03, 03) for these responses to missing.  We do this because we are more interested in those who gave an answer  (valid responses)  than those that  abstained from giving one   (don’t know). By setting these codes to missing it allows us to exclude them from our  analysis.  5.  Recode the following variables Q5, new values: 1 - 5 = 1 (Not close), 6 – 10 =2 (Close)
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2010 for the course SOC 481 taught by Professor Burris during the Summer '09 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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481 SPSS_Summer09 - 481SPSSAssignment Summer2009 Burris

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