Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 16:08:43 +0930
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From: Kylie Lange <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Crosstabs/chi square from frequency data
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Yes you're right, there is a way to get SPSS to work with the summary
numbers you have. Create a data file with three variables, one for the
frequency counts, one to indicate the condition, and one to indicate
whether they agreed. Ie:
cnt cond agr
62 A Y
38 A N
48 B Y
52 B N
Then, weight your data set by the 'cnt' variable (Data menu > Weight
cases). SPSS will now treat your data file as if it had all 200 rows.
You can then go into crosstabs and create a table of 'cond' versus 'agr'
and request the chi-square test as per normal.
Hope this helps.
On 26/04/2006 3:44 PM, Fredric E. Rose, Ph.D. wrote:
> OK, I know calculating a chi square by hand is about the easiest thing known
> to human kind, but I was wondering if it is possible to get SPSS to do it
> from already-calculated frequency data rather than raw data?
> For example, in condition A 62 individuals agreed to a request and 38 did
> not. In condition B, 48 individuals agreed and 52 did not. So, can SPSS do
> the calculations, etc., based on those numbers, without having the responses
> for 200 individuals? I know I could create the 200 data points, but this is
> more of a curiosity than anything.
> Fredric E. Rose, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor of Psychology
> Palomar College
> (760) 744-1150 x2344