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Struggle with Displaying results of thesis

  • 1.  Struggle with Displaying results of thesis

    Posted Tue January 19, 2021 03:27 PM
    Dear SPSS Statistics, 

    I struggle with displaying the results of my thesis. I have little to none statistical , SPSS experience.

    Let me explain my goal as short as possible : 

    With 798 entries ,
    1. All entries are divided in  3 groups ( 1 : Biomedical , 2 little biopsychosocial , 3 reasonable biopsychosocial ) , this is the function of the first variable, give each entry a 1 , 2 or 3 in which it is grouped ( Q51 )

    Then there are 4 variables : Q99 , Q101 , Q105 & Q112  ( 4 question entries in our research ) which stand for an amount ( in our thesis : amount of nocebo's )

    Finally In yellow there is a sum of the 4 values ( SUMNocebo = Q99 + Q101 + Q105 + Q112 ) 

    I Need graph and numeric table with Q51 ( with Group 1, 2, 3 ) on X axis, and Q99, Q101 , Q105 , Q112 and the sumvariable on the Y Axis. Seperately is also fine. It looks easy. But it is impossible for me to fix this, I calculated all by hand. So I know what I want to see and different graphs keep coming yet still not the right one..

    Q99 & Q101 were string variables , and I changed them into numeric : I suspect that this change is causing alot of trouble in making the correct numeric graph and table. Maybe the numbers arent corresponding to the values which they should have. BUT if i count frequencies, SPSS is able to make a correct sum. which tells me that the numbers are corresponding to the values which they should have..

    I really hope someone can give me some good advice how to handle this problem , And I will personally put the finished graph below!

    With kind regards,

    Alex de Vries


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    Alex de Vries
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  • 2.  RE: Struggle with Displaying results of thesis

    Posted Wed January 20, 2021 09:45 AM
    Edited by LOUIS Kittock Wed January 20, 2021 09:49 AM
    Hi Alex,

    I'm not sure how you want to graph these, but I'll show you one way.  Go to Graphs->Chart Builder.
    Drag the q0051 to the x-axis
    Drag q0091 to the y-axis
    Now one at a time, drag the remaining variables also to top of the y-axis, waiting until you see a Red X with a box.  Drop the variables in that box.
    This will default to mean for the statistic, you can change the dropdown on the right to switch it to another statistic.
    Click on OK and you will see a scatterplot.

    Example summary of separate variables chart
    If you prefer a different type of chart, give more specifics and I'll see if I can figure something out.

    Also if you want a table and you have a license for Custom Tables, go to Analyze->Tables->Custom Tables, and drag the variables as shown, and you can get a table of the results.
    Custom Tables example


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    LOUIS Kittock
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