MK Research 4200- How to collapse a variable

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How To Collapse An Interval Variable Into a Nominal Variable To Run with Crosstabs Analysis The 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 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course MK 4200 taught by Professor Curasi during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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