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From   buddyb <>
Date   Thu, 22 Jun 2006 07:58:55 -0700 (PDT)

Hello everyone,

I am running STATA 8.  I am not sure what this
procedure is called, but this is what I am trying to

For an example, I have 3 questions asking respondents
to rate how much they like various fruits (Orange,
Apple, Pear) on a scale of low med high.  So...I have
a data table similar to the following:

                Low        Medium       High
Q1. Orange

                Low        Medium       High
Q2. Apple

                Low        Medium       High
Q3. Pear

Now I would like to combine these 3 questions into a
new variable called Fruit that would look similar to:

Fruit         Low           Medium     High

Is this possible or does it make sense?


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