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## How do you compute variables in SPSS?

How to compute a mean variable in SPSS

- In SPSS, go to ‘Transform > Compute Variable’.
- In the new Compute Variable window, first enter the name of the new variable to be created in the ‘Target Variable’ box.
- Finally, click the ‘Continue’ button to compute the mean variable.

**How do I transfer data from one variable to another in SPSS?**

Open your raw-dataset in SPSS and go: Data->Save As… -> enter a name for your copy -> klick the “Variables…” option and de-select all Variables that you don’t need. You can deselect all and then select the 14 variables that you need in the new set.

### How do you create a conditional variable in SPSS?

- From the menus choose: Transform > Compute Variable…
- In the data transformation dialog box, click If.
- Select Include if case satisfies condition.
- Enter the conditional expression.

**How do I export variables in SPSS?**

To export a data set

- Open an existing SPSS Statistics data set, and make the Data Editor the active tab (click anywhere in the tab to make it active).
- From the menus choose:
- Enter the appropriate file name for the new data file and click Select.
- Select the appropriate export settings.
- Click Export.

#### How do I merge two SPSS files with the same variable?

Merge two files in SPSS

- Use the SORT CASE command to sort each file you wish to merge on the index variable.
- After sorting, use the SAVE OUTPUT command to save each file to a systems file.
- Use the MATCH FILES command to merge the files and create a single, final version of the file.

**How do I merge datasets in SPSS?**

Click Data, Merge Files, Add Variables. If the other file is open in SPSS you may select it from the box under βAn open dataset.β In this case the second file is not open, so I Browse to select it. Continue.

## What is the grouping variable in SPSS t test?

The categories (or groups) of the independent variable will define which samples will be compared in the t test. The grouping variable must have at least two categories (groups); it may have more than two categories but a t test can only compare two groups, so you will need to specify which two groups to compare.

**What is a grouping variable in SPSS?**

Use in Software In SPSS, grouping variables are defined on the worksheet and specified within a test window (for example, the Independent Samples T Test or Tests for Several Independent Samples window). For example, let’s say your worksheet has 1 for male and 2 for female.

### What is a grouping variable?

Grouping variables are used to split up a data set into disjoint groups β one group for each unique value of the grouping variable. In statistical testing, grouping variables can be used to define populations.

**What are the variable types in SPSS?**

Variable Types

- Numeric. Numeric variables, as you might expect, have data values that are recognized as numbers.
- String. String variables — which are also called alphanumeric variables or character variables — have values that are treated as text.
- Comma.
- Dot.
- Scientific notation.
- Date.
- Dollar.
- Custom currency.

#### What is variable in research with example?

Variable Definition in Research For example, an experimenter might compare the effectiveness of four types of fertilizers. In this case, the variable is the ‘type of fertilizers’. A social scientist may examine the possible effect of early marriage on divorce. Here early marriage is the variable.