Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 19:28:26 +0200
Reply-To: Jan Hofmeyr <email@example.com>
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From: Jan Hofmeyr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Reverse coding
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I have reverse coded an income variable and used it to split the file
output for crosstabulations between population group and a number of
other variables. Whenever I introduce the "split file" command with the
new reversed income variable, the totals for my population groups are
different from those that I had before the introduction of the income
variable. What am I doing wrong here? Is my recoding incorrect? Does it
have something to do with my treatment of missing values (I have coded
the "don't know" and "refuse" values as "system missing"). Please see my
(1=19) (2=18) (3=17) (4=16) (5=15) (6=14) (7=13) (8=12) (9=11) (10=10)
(11=9) (12=8) (13=7) (14=6) (15=5)
(16=4) (17=3) (18=2) (19=1) (ELSE=SYSMIS) INTO newincome1 .
VARIABLE LABELS newincome1 'New recoded income'.