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beginner question: calculating a score based on the maximum score on one of a few variables

belle
Dear all,

How can I cumpute a variable that uses only the highest value of one of a
set of variables?

Lets say I have 3 likert scale variables, and I want to compute a score
based on the maximum score on one of the variables instead off all 3 of them
= Max(Var1,Var2,Var3).

I feel stupid for asking but I cant find it anywhere.

Regards,
Belle
(I'm Using SPSS 26)



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Re: beginner question: calculating a score based on the maximum score on one of a few variables

Maguin, Eugene
You have it actually. Just:
compute newvar=max(var1,var2,var3).

Gene Maguin
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Subject: beginner question: calculating a score based on the maximum score on one of a few variables

Dear all,

How can I cumpute a variable that uses only the highest value of one of a
set of variables?

Lets say I have 3 likert scale variables, and I want to compute a score
based on the maximum score on one of the variables instead off all 3 of them
= Max(Var1,Var2,Var3).

I feel stupid for asking but I cant find it anywhere.

Regards,
Belle
(I'm Using SPSS 26)



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Re: beginner question: calculating a score based on the maximum score on one of a few variables

Mario Giesel-2
If you want to assure a minimum number of valid answers you can modify Genes syntax like so:

compute newvar=max.2(var1,var2,var3) /* at least two valid answers necessary*/.
compute newvar=max.3(var1,var2,var3) /* at least three valid answers necessary*/.

Mario Giesel
Munich, Germany


Am Montag, 15. Juli 2019, 15:20:09 MESZ hat Maguin, Eugene <[hidden email]> Folgendes geschrieben:


You have it actually. Just:
compute newvar=max(var1,var2,var3).

Gene Maguin
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From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> on behalf of belle <[hidden email]>
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To: [hidden email]
Subject: beginner question: calculating a score based on the maximum score on one of a few variables

Dear all,

How can I cumpute a variable that uses only the highest value of one of a
set of variables?

Lets say I have 3 likert scale variables, and I want to compute a score
based on the maximum score on one of the variables instead off all 3 of them
= Max(Var1,Var2,Var3).

I feel stupid for asking but I cant find it anywhere.

Regards,
Belle
(I'm Using SPSS 26)



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