1dec2011 - CR Long C504: Data Management 1 Dec 2011...

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CR Long C504: Data Management 1 Dec 2011 1 Learning Objectives 1. Be familiar with navigating the SPSS Data Editor 2. Understand how to define variable attributes in the SPSS Data Editor SPSS: data files Recommendation : go through SPSS tutorial section “Using the Data Editor” Some useful information SPSS-format data files: have the extension .sav SPSS Data Editor: 2 views Data View Variable View Terminology Variable : A measurement that can take on different values for each observation in the dataset. Defining variable attributes (in Variable View) 1. Assign variable Name Leave no blanks; use of some special characters not allowed 2. Give variable Type (SPSS terminology): typically numeric, string or date Note : better to code numeric than use a string 3. Give variable Width Width of actual variable 4. Give number of Decimals needed 5. Assign variable Label Label will be used instead of shorter variable Name 6. If categorical variable, assign Values to variable levels 7. Assign
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course C 504 taught by Professor Long during the Fall '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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1dec2011 - CR Long C504: Data Management 1 Dec 2011...

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