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Re: st: scores

From   "JVerkuilen (Gmail)" <>
Subject   Re: st: scores
Date   Sat, 11 May 2013 21:49:56 -0400

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Keniajin Wambui <> wrote:
> I am using stata 12 on windows7 and I want to generate scores for a
> question with choices
> 0-never,
> 1-rarely,
> 2- sometimes,
> 3 -often ,
> 4-very often
> How do I go about it

Go about what? Is the data currently a string and you want to turn it
into those numbers? If that's it, start with -encode- to turn the text
into a numeric variable and then -recode- to put them in the proper

JVVerkuilen, PhD

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