Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 14:08:42 -0500
Reply-To: Justin Black <email@example.com>
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From: Justin Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Reverse scaling for continuous variables
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If you multiply your income variable by -1, the absolue value of, e.g., a
correlation coefficient would stay the same but the direction would flip.
Would that give you what you're looking for?
COMPUTE incomeRev = income*-1 .
Baruch College, CUNY
On 11/18/06, Susan Seibold-Simpson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all-
> I'm new to this list and haven't figured out how to work the archives yet,
> so I apologize if this has been previously discussed.
> I'm looking for assistance on how to reverse code continuous variables
> with many values. For example, median income levels from the Bureau of
> Census is one of the variables I need to reserve scale. I know how to
> reverse code categorical variables, but haven't figured out how to do
> variables with a large amount of variables.
> Thanks for your help.
> Susan Seibold-Simpson
> MS, MPH, APRN, FNP
> Doctoral Candidate
> University of Rochester, School of Nursing