SPSS Defining Variables with Examples

SPSS Defining Variables with 17 Different Examples

Defining a variable includes giving it a name, specifying its type, the values the variable can take (e.g., 1, 2, 3), etc. Without this information, your data will be much harder to understand and use. Whenever you are working with data, it is important to make sure the variables in the data are defined so that you (and anyone else who works with the data) can tell exactly what was measured, and how.

SPSS Measurement scale

Types of scales

1. #Nominal A nominal scale represent lower level of Measurement

2. #Ordinal An ordinal scale of measurement represents an ordered series of relationships or rank order

Example

Qn.5 In your view, coffee is best than Tea . प्र. न. ४ तपाईंको विचारमा, चिया भन्दा कफि उत्तम हो। 
Strongly Disagree (अति असहमत )=1 
Disagree(असहमत)=2 
Neither agree nor disagree ( न सहमत न असहमत)=3 
Agree (सहमत)=4 
Strongly Agree (अति सहमत ) =5

3. #Interval

4. #Ratio

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