How to Combine Variables into Multiple Response Questions and Grids

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The specific way to combine variables into multiple response questions and grids depends upon the form (i.e., whether it is binary or Max-Multi. Also, see Counted Values and Missing Values in Multiple Response Questions.

Combining binary variables into a multiple response question

SPSS If you have the Custom Tables module: Analyze > Tables > Multiple Response Sets > select the variables as Variables in Set, specify the Counted Value (usually 1), enter a name in Set Name and description in Set Label and press Add and OK.
Q Go to the Variables and Questions tab, select the variables, right-click and select Set Question, change the Question Type to Pick Any and review the options for Count This Value and Missing Data.
R Not possible
MarketSight New > Multi Response Variable > enter a Name> select the Category that contains the variables > Design > select the Category that contains the variables > select all the variables to included > Include > set Count only values equal to to 1 (if appropriate) > OK
DataCracker Data Manipulation > Structure > Combine > select the variables > OK, and, Data Manipulation > Structure > Percentages

Combing max-multi variables into a multiple response question

This format of data is sometimes known as max-multi coding.

SPSS If you have the Custom Tables module: Analyze > Tables > Multiple Response Sets > select the variables as Variables in Set, select Categories, enter a name in Set Name and description in Set Label and press Add and OK.
Q Go to the Variables and Questions tab, select the variables, right-click and select Set Question, change the Question Type to Pick Any - Compact and review the options for Count This Value and Missing Data.
R Not possible
MarketSight New > Multi Response Variable > enter a Name> select the Category that contains the variables > Design > select the Category that contains the variables > select all the variables to included > Include > select Count all values > OK
DataCracker Data Manipulation > Structure > Combine > select the variables > OK, and, Data Manipulation > Structure > Percentages

Combining variables into grids

SPSS Not possible (but similar tables can be combined by 'stacking' in the Custom Tables module)
Q Go to the Variables and Questions tab, select the variables, right-click and select Set Question, change the Question Type to Pick One - Multi.
R Not possible (but similar tables can be created by reshaping summary tables)
MarketSight Not possible
DataCracker Data Manipulation > Structure > Combine > select the variables > OK, and, Data Manipulation > Structure > Percentages

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