On Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:09:03 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
>I am an SPSS novice and am stumped on how to analyse this one without too much manual work. The problem is outlined below
>-Survey participants were asked 'what snakes live in your area?'
>-Participants had the opportunity to give up to 5 answers
>-12 different snake breeds were identified, coded, and entered into 5 different variables in the order that the participants listed them:
> e.g. Viper (1), Cobra (2), Krait (3)...
>-Some participants named 5 different snakes, so have data across all 5 variables, some only named 1 snake, so have data in the first variable, but missing data in variables 2-5
>-Some participants may have named a viper as their 3rd selection, so it was entered in the 3rd variable, some may have named it 1st, so it would be entered into the 1st variable.
>Is there a way to calculate this information in SPSS, so I can pull a frequency table that tells me how many people identified cobras (for example) in their area? In other words, how do I pull a frequency table that tells me how many times the number '2' appears across 5 different variables.
It looks like you want Multiple Response Sets.