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Why don't my frequency counts match?

  • 1.  Why don't my frequency counts match?

    Posted Tue August 04, 2020 11:43 AM
    I am very new to using SPSS' Complex Samples package. I'm currently analyzing data from the ECLS-K:2011 dataset available from the U.S. Dept of Education. As I'm learning it, I've been creating frequency tables. I've run them weighted and unweighted in standard SPSS (Analyze>Descriptives>Frequencies). The unweighted total is ~18,000. (I haven't found a way to get an unweighted count when using a weight variable.) However, when I run a frequency using Complex Samples (Analyze>Complex Samples>Frequencies), the unweighted count is ~10,000. I would think the counts should be the same? I'm afraid to move on to actually analyzing the data (it's for my dissertation), if I can't even figure out frequencies. I would greatly appreciate any insight (As well as on how to run hierarchical regressions)! TIA!

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    Emily Ciesielski
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  • 2.  RE: Why don't my frequency counts match?

    Posted Tue August 04, 2020 11:57 AM
    See my answer here
    https://www.ibm.com/mysupport/s/forumsproduct?name=SPSS+Statistics&id=0TO500000001yjtGAA

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    Jon Peck
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  • 3.  RE: Why don't my frequency counts match?

    Posted Tue August 04, 2020 03:13 PM
    Thank you!!

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    Emily Ciesielski
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