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Recoding Variables in SPSS

Recoding Variables in SPSS - Basic Example

Recoding both string and numeric variables in SPSS is usually done with RECODE. Doing so with syntax is way faster than with the menu, especially if you want to recode many variables at once. Note that you'll often want to apply or adjust some value labels after recoding.
Alternatively, string variables can be recoded into numeric variables with AUTORECODE. Doing so applies the original string values as value labels to the newly created numeric variables.

SPSS Recoding Tutorials

SPSS – Merge Categories of Categorical Variable

Merging some categories of a categorical variable in SPSS is easy if you do it the right way. This tutorial demonstrates just that.
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SPSS AUTORECODE – Quick Tutorial

SPSS AUTORECODE converts a categorical string variable into a numeric variable with value labels.

This tutorial quickly walks you through with some examples.


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Other Recoding Tutorials

SPSS Recode Values with Value Labels

In some cases we'd like to reverse code values so that higher values reflect a more positive attitude. This handy tool does so for one or many variables. Value labels are corrected automatically.
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