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Lecture 11

Lecture 11 - Recoding Variables
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL3371
Professor
Ivan Katchanovski
Semester
Winter

Description
Feb. 28, 2014 Recoding Variables o Collapsing original values/categories into a smaller number of values/categories o T-test o Reversing the order of values/categories o Can change variable type  SPSS recoding command: o Transform/recode into Different Variables o Specify “Old and New Values” o Label values of the new variable Select cases if: (Country regions) V2 = 12 Weight cases by [Weight V259] Frequencies [language at home] Examples o Does the language spoken at home influence confidence in political parties? o Independent variable: Language at home o Dependent variable: Confidence in political parties Old Values New values Old Numerical Values New Numerical Values English English 128 1 French French/Other 124 2 Other
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