"My respondents rated several candidates on a 5 point Likert scale. I'd like to know for each rater his favorite candidate. In case more than one candidate received the highest score, the favorite should be a random choice from the winners. I'd also like to know for each rater how many winners there are and which score they got."
SPSS Within Subjects Favorite ToolSPSS Within Subjects Favorite Tool
- Make sure you have the SPSS Python Essentials installed.
- Next, download and install the Within Subjects Favorite Tool. Note that this is an SPSS custom dialog.
- Go to .
- Specify the relevant variables and click syntax. . Run the pasted
- Clicking the tool's button will take you to this tutorial. We very much appreciate your feedback on it.
- This tool will create three new variables in the active dataset: the within-subjects favorite, the score on which this favorite was based and the number of favorites in case of ties.
- The first new variable,
favorite, will hold the candidate (in this case variable name) that received the highest score given by each rater. In case this highest score was given to more than one candidate (that is, there is a tie),
favoritewill be a random selection from the winners. It is automatically supplied with a variable label containing all input variables. Appropriate value labels are automatically assigned as well.
- The second new variable,
score_favorite, will contain the highest score itself on which the favorite was based.
- The third new variable,
no_favoritesholds the number of favorites in order to check for ties.
- It is assumed that none of the new variables already exist in the data when the function is used. If so, rename them before proceeding or modify the syntax before running it.