How to Change Variable Type and Question Type

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SPSS, R and MarketSight permit the user to change between categorical and numeric variables, while DataCracker and Q also let the user change between other question types (e.g., grid and multiple response).

SPSS Variable View > select the variables to be changed > Measure
Q Variables and Questions > select the variables to be changed > Question Type.
R as.factor(variableName)

as.numeric(factorName) or unclass(factorName)

MarketSight Variables > click on the variable > Default Display
DataCracker Home > Data Selection > Rename and select the most appropriate format

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