How To Collapse An Interval Variable Into a Nominal VariableTo Run with Crosstabs AnalysisThe idea in collapsing a variable is to turn an interval level variable into a (dichotomous) nominal one. So, you will collapse all strengths of disagree (disagree, somewhat disagree and strongly agree) in to a value of '1' from its current values of '1, 2, and 3.' You should do the same for all three strengths of agree (5, 6, and 7).To do this, go to 'Transform,' then 'Recode into Different Variable.' Then, on the menu which appears, select the variable that you want to collapse. Highlight it. Then click on the arrow to move it across the screen into the 'Input Variable' area.Next, you will need to create a name for the variable and a label. You will see these on the area on the far right of the screen. Once you have typed in a variable name and a variable label, click on 'Change.' You will see the 'Input
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