Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:14:44 -0500
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From: Melissa Ives <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: finding missing values
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I've seen the suggestions to use DO REPEAT or COUNT.
I might use the NVALID function like this:
Compute nmiss=113-(NVALID(Q1 to Q113)).
But the other half of Talino's question is which ones are missing.
It seems to me that something like this might give what you want (a list of missing items per record).
The format for QMISS may need to be changed depending on how much missing data you have.
STRING QMISS (A50).
VECTOR Q=Q1 TO Q113.
LOOP #I=1 TO 113.
+ DO IF MISSING (Q(#I)).
+ COMPUTE QMISS=CONCAT(RTRIM(QMISS),",",STRING(#I,F3)).
+ END IF.
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Talino Bruno
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 6:40 PM
Subject: [SPSSX-L] finding missing values
I have a number of measures with 113 questions. I have set up my SPSS data window so that the first column is the subject Id and the rest are the individual quetsion numbers (e.g Q1...Q113) with applicable scores. When the subject did not answer a particular question it was left blank in the data window. How can I determine the amount of questions that were left unanswered by each subject? I need to know for each subject which questions they may have missed.
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