SPSS Minor Conversion Bug
I am in the process of converting the responses to my survey to SPSS for analysis. I converted the resonses to SPSS without an issue, but I noticed a glitch. For questions where there is an open ended choice in the set of responses for a multipe-choice question, the responses for other (or the open ended choice) do not get coded correctly in SPSS. SPSS assigns this choice a numerical value, but because there is extra text in the response, it does not match the responses as being the same.
Also, the comments that are inputted in open ended choices are not carried over to SPSS. It would be helpful if these comments were made into a separate variable.
If there are any work arounds to this let me know, otherwise this is just a suggestion.
Thank you! (via Kim Cataldo)