Replication of exercises on NORC/GSS data

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Replication of exercises on NORC/GSS data

John F Hall

I am replicating exercises from chapter 5 of:

John MacInnes

An Introduction to Secondary Data Analysis with IBM SPSS Statistics

(Sage, Dec. 2017)

 

I just downloaded the full SPSS file for all years 1972 to 2016 and ran the following syntax to extract 8 variables used by MacInnes.

 

save outfile

     'F:\Desktop folders\Research 2018\MacInnes  2017\JFH SPSS files\Ch5_Replications\GSS7216_JM.sav'

    /keep YEAR   ID   AGE   EDUC   SEX   RACE   WRKBABY   WTSSALL.

 

In Variable View the new file displays the correct variables, with 0 decimals, but in Data View they all have one decimal place 0 and all the names are displayed as var with a level symbol.  What on earth could have happened?

 

John F Hall  MA (Cantab) Dip Ed (Dunelm)

[Retired academic survey researcher]

 

Email:          [hidden email]

Website:     Journeys in Survey Research

Course:       Survey Analysis Workshop (SPSS)

Research:   Subjective Social Indicators (Quality of Life)

 

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Re: Replication of exercises on NORC/GSS data

John F Hall

Tony Babinec (President, AB Analytics) fixed it and sent a new subset via Dropbox in which the extracted  variables are correctly displayed in Data View, but I still don't know exactly what the problem was.

 

John F Hall  MA (Cantab) Dip Ed (Dunelm)

[Retired academic survey researcher]

 

Email:          [hidden email]

Website:     Journeys in Survey Research

Course:       Survey Analysis Workshop (SPSS)

Research:   Subjective Social Indicators (Quality of Life)

 

From: John F Hall <[hidden email]>
Sent: 01 May 2018 19:54
To: '[hidden email]' <[hidden email]>
Subject: Replication of exercises on NORC/GSS data

 

I am replicating exercises from chapter 5 of:

John MacInnes

An Introduction to Secondary Data Analysis with IBM SPSS Statistics

(Sage, Dec. 2017)

 

I just downloaded the full SPSS file for all years 1972 to 2016 and ran the following syntax to extract 8 variables used by MacInnes.

 

save outfile

     'F:\Desktop folders\Research 2018\MacInnes  2017\JFH SPSS files\Ch5_Replications\GSS7216_JM.sav'

    /keep YEAR   ID   AGE   EDUC   SEX   RACE   WRKBABY   WTSSALL.

 

In Variable View the new file displays the correct variables, with 0 decimals, but in Data View they all have one decimal place 0 and all the names are displayed as var with a level symbol.  What on earth could have happened?

 

John F Hall  MA (Cantab) Dip Ed (Dunelm)

[Retired academic survey researcher]

 

Email:          [hidden email]

Website:     Journeys in Survey Research

Course:       Survey Analysis Workshop (SPSS)

Research:   Subjective Social Indicators (Quality of Life)

 

===================== To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to [hidden email] (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