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Re: st: RE: RE: Finding 3 most popular responses to a question
Thanks Ben and Nick for the replies. Both the program and the FAQ were
extremely helpful! My problem is resolved now.
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 17:04:56 -0000, Nick Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In addition to Ben's excellent program, note
> also other efforts in this territory.
> On structure & shape: the case of multiple responses.
> Stata Journal 3(1): 81--99 (2003)
> I haven't tried to debug your program, as I suspect
> that other more general programs already exist.
> Jann, Ben
> > -mrtab- on SSC might help. Type
> > . ssc install mrtab
> > to download the program. Then type
> > . mrtab concern1-concern3, poly response(1/6) countall sort
> > in order to see a table of counts for the 6 categories. It is
> > also possible to save count variable for the individual
> > categories:
> > . mrtab concern1-concern3, poly response(1/6) countall ///
> > generate(C)
> > will produce 6 variables C1-C6 which can then be further
> > processed by applying
> > . collapse ..., by(VID)
> > A solution to deal with ties would be to apply -mrtab-
> > repeatedly: first to concern1-concern3, then to
> > concern1-concern2, then to concern1 (or just use
> > -tabulate- for the last step).
> Farooq Naseer
> > > A randomly selected group of people within some survey
> > > villages were given the
> > > option to pick their top three every-day concerns: Of the six coded
> > > options available, a respondent could pick, say, (4,4,2) and another
> > > one in the same village could pick (1,6,5). (Duplicates like 4,4,..
> > > occur due to the fact that the responses were post-coded into six
> > > broad categories to make analysis simpler).
> > >
> > > Now i want to get a measure for the community's top three priorities
> > > by aggregating the information contained in the above individual
> > > responses.
> > >
> > > I have the above info in a stata dataset as variables:
> > > concern1-concern3. To avoid complications re. appropriate weighing
> > > scheme, for the time being, I just want to take an
> > unweighted count of
> > > the values in these 3 variables for each village -- the variable VID
> > > -- in my sample. In case there is a tie, for instance a village 'j'
> > > has 20 responses each for values 4 and 6, I want to pick the value
> > > which gets mentioned more in a higher-priority variable acc. to the
> > > following priority ranking: concern1 > concern2 > concern3.
> > >
> > > I know it should be straight-forward to handle in Stata. But after
> > > having spent some on it, and seeking help from Stata's Programming
> > > manual, the program I produced is not working correctly and is quite
> > > inelegant in its use of all the nested loops. I attach the
> > program, as
> > > is, below. Any help will be (greatly)^greatly appreciated!
> > >
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