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How I can Enter frequency data in SPSS.

Faiz Rasool
Hello, all.

I have 1200 filled questionnaires. I do not have licensed version of
SPSS, and I will be downloading a demo version to do my data analysis.

What I want to achieve is that instead of entering all 1200 cases in
SPSS (I’ll have SPSS for two weeks, I believe), I manually calculate
frequencies and enter data in SPSS.

So, for example, if I have 400 people who have strongly agreed to an
item, 400 who have agreed to an item, and 400 who have disagreed to an
item, how do I tell SPSS to treat 400 as 400 cases, and not a single
value?

I do not know much about SPSS syntax, but, if a simple piece of code
can achieve what I am hoping for, then, I will use a syntax based
solution, I use a screen reader to use SPSS, so a GUI base solution
will be slightly preferred.

Any help will be most appreciated.

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Re: How I can Enter frequency data in SPSS.

Bruce Weaver
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Assuming you want to perform analyses that involve more than one item in your
survey, you'll need to enter frequencies for various combinations of
variables, not just for specific values of one variable.  

Having said that, the WEIGHT command is what you' looking for.

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/idh_weig.html
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/syn_weight.html

HTH.


Faiz Rasool wrote

> Hello, all.
>
> I have 1200 filled questionnaires. I do not have licensed version of
> SPSS, and I will be downloading a demo version to do my data analysis.
>
> What I want to achieve is that instead of entering all 1200 cases in
> SPSS (I’ll have SPSS for two weeks, I believe), I manually calculate
> frequencies and enter data in SPSS.
>
> So, for example, if I have 400 people who have strongly agreed to an
> item, 400 who have agreed to an item, and 400 who have disagreed to an
> item, how do I tell SPSS to treat 400 as 400 cases, and not a single
> value?
>
> I do not know much about SPSS syntax, but, if a simple piece of code
> can achieve what I am hoping for, then, I will use a syntax based
> solution, I use a screen reader to use SPSS, so a GUI base solution
> will be slightly preferred.
>
> Any help will be most appreciated.
>
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Re: How I can Enter frequency data in SPSS.

Faiz Rasool
Thank you very much for your reply. Here is an overview of what I have
understood after reading your reply and links you shared.

Please do correct me, if my understanding is not correct.

I cannot enter individual variables and weight them. For example, if
there are 600 females and 600 males, I cannot enter a weight of 600
for females = 0, and males = 1.

What I can do, however, is if 400 females are not at all concern about
climate change, and 200 females are concern about climate change, I
can assign a weight   to these two groups?

Now, I have a question. Can you assign weight to multiple variables in
SPSs simultaneously? For example, four groups of 300 individuals have
scored 21, 22, 23, and 24, on concern for climate change scale, and
these same people have scored 41, 42, 43, and 44, on concern about air
pollution scale. If I want to calculate correlation between these two
scales, and assign a weight of 300 to the scores obtain by respondents
on both variables, is it possible?

Sorry, if my questions sound too basic.

Regards,
Faiz.



On 11/21/17, Bruce Weaver <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Assuming you want to perform analyses that involve more than one item in
> your
> survey, you'll need to enter frequencies for various combinations of
> variables, not just for specific values of one variable.
>
> Having said that, the WEIGHT command is what you' looking for.
>
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/idh_weig.html
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/syn_weight.html
>
> HTH.
>
>
> Faiz Rasool wrote
>> Hello, all.
>>
>> I have 1200 filled questionnaires. I do not have licensed version of
>> SPSS, and I will be downloading a demo version to do my data analysis.
>>
>> What I want to achieve is that instead of entering all 1200 cases in
>> SPSS (I’ll have SPSS for two weeks, I believe), I manually calculate
>> frequencies and enter data in SPSS.
>>
>> So, for example, if I have 400 people who have strongly agreed to an
>> item, 400 who have agreed to an item, and 400 who have disagreed to an
>> item, how do I tell SPSS to treat 400 as 400 cases, and not a single
>> value?
>>
>> I do not know much about SPSS syntax, but, if a simple piece of code
>> can achieve what I am hoping for, then, I will use a syntax based
>> solution, I use a screen reader to use SPSS, so a GUI base solution
>> will be slightly preferred.
>>
>> Any help will be most appreciated.
>>
>> =====================
>> To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to
>
>> LISTSERV@.UGA
>
>>  (not to SPSSX-L), with no body text except the
>> command. To leave the list, send the command
>> SIGNOFF SPSSX-L
>> For a list of commands to manage subscriptions, send the command
>> INFO REFCARD
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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>
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Re: How I can Enter frequency data in SPSS.

Rick Oliver
Simple example of crosstabs from weighted data:

data list list /rowvar columnvar weightvar.
begin data
1 1 10
1 2 15
2 1 20
2 2 5
end data.
variable labels rowvar 'gender' columnvar 'opinion'.
value labels rowvar 1 'male' 2 'female' 
  / columnvar 1 'agree' 2 'disagree'.
weight by weightvar.
crosstabs rowvar by columnvar.

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:54 AM, faiz rasool <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thank you very much for your reply. Here is an overview of what I have
understood after reading your reply and links you shared.

Please do correct me, if my understanding is not correct.

I cannot enter individual variables and weight them. For example, if
there are 600 females and 600 males, I cannot enter a weight of 600
for females = 0, and males = 1.

What I can do, however, is if 400 females are not at all concern about
climate change, and 200 females are concern about climate change, I
can assign a weight   to these two groups?

Now, I have a question. Can you assign weight to multiple variables in
SPSs simultaneously? For example, four groups of 300 individuals have
scored 21, 22, 23, and 24, on concern for climate change scale, and
these same people have scored 41, 42, 43, and 44, on concern about air
pollution scale. If I want to calculate correlation between these two
scales, and assign a weight of 300 to the scores obtain by respondents
on both variables, is it possible?

Sorry, if my questions sound too basic.

Regards,
Faiz.



On 11/21/17, Bruce Weaver <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Assuming you want to perform analyses that involve more than one item in
> your
> survey, you'll need to enter frequencies for various combinations of
> variables, not just for specific values of one variable.
>
> Having said that, the WEIGHT command is what you' looking for.
>
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/idh_weig.html
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/syn_weight.html
>
> HTH.
>
>
> Faiz Rasool wrote
>> Hello, all.
>>
>> I have 1200 filled questionnaires. I do not have licensed version of
>> SPSS, and I will be downloading a demo version to do my data analysis.
>>
>> What I want to achieve is that instead of entering all 1200 cases in
>> SPSS (I’ll have SPSS for two weeks, I believe), I manually calculate
>> frequencies and enter data in SPSS.
>>
>> So, for example, if I have 400 people who have strongly agreed to an
>> item, 400 who have agreed to an item, and 400 who have disagreed to an
>> item, how do I tell SPSS to treat 400 as 400 cases, and not a single
>> value?
>>
>> I do not know much about SPSS syntax, but, if a simple piece of code
>> can achieve what I am hoping for, then, I will use a syntax based
>> solution, I use a screen reader to use SPSS, so a GUI base solution
>> will be slightly preferred.
>>
>> Any help will be most appreciated.
>>
>> =====================
>> To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to
>
>> LISTSERV@.UGA
>
>>  (not to SPSSX-L), with no body text except the
>> command. To leave the list, send the command
>> SIGNOFF SPSSX-L
>> For a list of commands to manage subscriptions, send the command
>> INFO REFCARD
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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>
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Re: How I can Enter frequency data in SPSS.

Rick Oliver
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There is a limit to what you can do with pre-aggregated data. If your primary concern is the amount of time it will take to enter the raw data into SPSS Statistics, then enter the raw data into a text file or Excel file and then read that data into SPSS Statistics using GET DATA or DATA LIST. If you prefer the UI: File>Import Data. You find out more about the various options without having an installed version of SPSS Statistics:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/datafile_auto_1.html



The entire help system is available in the Knowledge Center, including tutorials.

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:54 AM, faiz rasool <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thank you very much for your reply. Here is an overview of what I have
understood after reading your reply and links you shared.

Please do correct me, if my understanding is not correct.

I cannot enter individual variables and weight them. For example, if
there are 600 females and 600 males, I cannot enter a weight of 600
for females = 0, and males = 1.

What I can do, however, is if 400 females are not at all concern about
climate change, and 200 females are concern about climate change, I
can assign a weight   to these two groups?

Now, I have a question. Can you assign weight to multiple variables in
SPSs simultaneously? For example, four groups of 300 individuals have
scored 21, 22, 23, and 24, on concern for climate change scale, and
these same people have scored 41, 42, 43, and 44, on concern about air
pollution scale. If I want to calculate correlation between these two
scales, and assign a weight of 300 to the scores obtain by respondents
on both variables, is it possible?

Sorry, if my questions sound too basic.

Regards,
Faiz.



On 11/21/17, Bruce Weaver <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Assuming you want to perform analyses that involve more than one item in
> your
> survey, you'll need to enter frequencies for various combinations of
> variables, not just for specific values of one variable.
>
> Having said that, the WEIGHT command is what you' looking for.
>
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/idh_weig.html
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/syn_weight.html
>
> HTH.
>
>
> Faiz Rasool wrote
>> Hello, all.
>>
>> I have 1200 filled questionnaires. I do not have licensed version of
>> SPSS, and I will be downloading a demo version to do my data analysis.
>>
>> What I want to achieve is that instead of entering all 1200 cases in
>> SPSS (I’ll have SPSS for two weeks, I believe), I manually calculate
>> frequencies and enter data in SPSS.
>>
>> So, for example, if I have 400 people who have strongly agreed to an
>> item, 400 who have agreed to an item, and 400 who have disagreed to an
>> item, how do I tell SPSS to treat 400 as 400 cases, and not a single
>> value?
>>
>> I do not know much about SPSS syntax, but, if a simple piece of code
>> can achieve what I am hoping for, then, I will use a syntax based
>> solution, I use a screen reader to use SPSS, so a GUI base solution
>> will be slightly preferred.
>>
>> Any help will be most appreciated.
>>
>> =====================
>> To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to
>
>> LISTSERV@.UGA
>
>>  (not to SPSSX-L), with no body text except the
>> command. To leave the list, send the command
>> SIGNOFF SPSSX-L
>> For a list of commands to manage subscriptions, send the command
>> INFO REFCARD
>
>
>
>
>
> -----
> --
> Bruce Weaver
> [hidden email]
> http://sites.google.com/a/lakeheadu.ca/bweaver/
>
> "When all else fails, RTFM."
>
> NOTE: My Hotmail account is not monitored regularly.
> To send me an e-mail, please use the address shown above.
>
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