Variable transformation, Recoding variables in spss (data analysis part-8)



What do we mean by categorize variables?

The procedure of creating a new variable from numeric variable which contains categorical data.
 Categorical data indicates the group data.

Procedure:

At first we have to go the "Menu bar" and click on-
        "Transform"→"Record into different variable or Record into same variable"


[Note: 
  • If we select "Record into different variable" , there create a new categorical variable.
  • If we select "Record into same variable", the new variable replace old variable.
so , "Record into different variable" is more useful because there exist the old and new both variable and our original data exist  in the old variable.]


Then there opened a new box named "Record into different variable" and we have to double click on our target variable which we want to categorize. Then set a new name and label in the "Name" & "Label" box and click on "change" .
Now we have to click on the "Old and new values"


transformation
Go to transform

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recode in different var
Recode into different variable
                                                                               

old and new values
Old and new value selection



Now there open a new box named "Record into different variables: Old and new values" . By using that box we have to create our target category and click on "continue" and we have to remember the category.


adding new value
Adding new values


And Finally select "ok"
Now we have to go to the "variable view" and set the "decimals" 0 and click on "Values". There open a new box named "Value labels" and we have to re-enter our categories and click on "ok".

adding value lebel
Adding value labels


Finally we can see our categorize variable.


Variable view:
variable view
variable view

Data view:
data view
data view with new variable




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