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1. How to create 1 (continuous) variable by using two (continuous) variables (and ignore the missing) in SPSS?

Hi there, I am currently busy with my master thesis and I have the following question. I want to create a variable called applicant credential (appl_credent), by combining the following two variables: western applicant credential and nonwestern applicant credential. a participant either has a...
2. Compute Groups for Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9)

Hello all, This questionnaire is used to assess depression. There are 9 questions, each scored as 0, 1, 2, or 3 (severity). Here are the scoring instructions, I want to know how to write the syntax to compute the groups: Major depression is suggested if questions #1 or #2, and five or more...
3. SPSS newbie

Hi everyone, I'm a total newbie to SPSS and I have to conduct a analysis where I assess the snack consumption among the participants. They were asked at 8 moments during the past 24 hours what they consumed. I have to report now whom eat more than 2 servings of snacks and who did not...
4. Creating a new variable from likert scale questions

Hi everyone, I conducted a survey for an assignment in my research lecture. I am examining the relationship between "mobile device usage" and "academic success". Here is my variables list: Independent Variables: - Attendance - Tiredness - Mobile Device Usage Dependent Variable: -...
5. How do I compute a variable that aggregate mode?

I am asking for some advice on a data management procedure that would allow me to perform a function that would aggregate variables and return mode values. Aggregate command in SPSS does not allow to aggregate by mode offering options to aggregate by mean, sum, etc. I'm using a Likert scale...
6. Want to recode a logarithmic scale to linear

I have a set of variables measured on an ordinal scale. The format is LIKERT ranging from 1 ("Daily") to 6 ("less than once a year"). I think it is OK to analyze the data as interval scale data, then being able to use parametric tests. The underlying scale is logarithmic, meaning that 1 is...