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SPSS – Analyzing Subsets of Cases

SPSS Filter Subset of Cases

SPSS offers three ways for analyzing subsets of cases.
After running SPLIT FILE, output tables and charts will show results for subsets of cases separately.
Second, you can temporarily FILTER out cases you'd like to exclude from analysis as shown in the screenshot.
Third, you can permanently remove cases from your data with SELECT IF.

Analyzing Subsets of Cases

SPSS SELECT IF – Tutorial & Examples

In SPSS, SELECT IF removes a selection of cases from your data.

This tutorial walks you through the basics and some FAQ's such as

  • how to remove cases based on 2 variables instead of one?
  • how to remove cases based on (number of) missing values?
  • how to visually inspect only those cases that will be removed?

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SPSS SPLIT FILE – A Quick Tutorial

SPLIT FILE is a command for having separate output for subsets of cases. It does not literally split your file into smaller files. This tutorial demonstrates how to use it.
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SPSS WEIGHT Command

By default, every case in your data counts as a single case. However, you can have each case count as more or less than one case as well. This is called weighting. This tutorial shows you how to do this in SPSS.
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