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Re: st: which statistical analysis to use

 From Muhammad Anees To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: which statistical analysis to use Date Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:47:58 +0500

```What I have assumed from the authoritative discussion of famous Stata
men, Nick and Maarten, I was wondering the way to my lecture on how to
do the solution.

What I have learnt from this discussion and one possibility from
Qualitative Data Analysis, I wonder if only percentage terms would do
the job here. If we only get what skill has been ranked by what
percent of all the responses, we can count and calculate the
percentage. I assume the remaining with ZERO responses are not
countable and of interest as these are not indicated by the
respondents.

The strategy to go for the solution (I guess only, not sure of) to
count each skills at for its position and then count how many people
have indicated (also the same thing as counting the position).

I am sure this not a good answer, but I was only wondering if it could
do a bit of help.

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Anees

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Deborah Beckers
<deborahbeckers@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>
>
> I'm having a problem with statistical analysis for my thesis. I am using stata 11 for windows.
> My data consists of a survey filled in by 360 companies, and the question I want to use is a question where they get a list of 27 employee skills, and they have to choose the 7 most important skills, by giving them a score from 1 to 7. The other skills (which they find less important) are not given any score (they are zero in my data). The data for that question thus looks somewhat as follows (example for 3 companies, one row per company:
>
>
> My question is: what kind of statistical analysis should I do, and how, to find out whether certain skills are ranked as more (or less) important than others by the companies, and if this difference is significant?
> I tried to do this with a chi-square test for goodness of fit, but i got the error: too many variables specified.
>
>
> Thank you!
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