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Re: st: alpha scale

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: alpha scale
Date   Fri, 4 May 2007 09:37:56 +0100 (BST)

--- wrote:
> I'm creating a capitalism scale out of opinions on various economic  
> issues.  Alpha creates a scale whose scores are the average of the  
> scores that are not missing, provided you have at least two that are 
> not missing.  How do I set up a capitalism variable so that it is  
> equal to the alpha scale, where if the respondent answered all of the
> questions, capitalism takes on the average, but if a respondent only 
> answered two, it substitutes the average of those two for the missing
> values?

-alpha varlist, gen(capitalism)-
where varlist is the list of variables that represent the opinions on
variaous economic issues.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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