How to recode your data in SPSS Statistics

Recoding your data means changing the values of a variable so that they represent something else. Within SPSS Statistics there is more than one type of recode that can be performed. In this video Jarlath Quinn demonstrates how to:-

  • Recode into the same variables, overwriting an existing variable
  • Recode into different variables, creating a new variable in addition to your existing variables
  • Automatically recode, a particular procedure designed to change string codes into numeric codes
  • Visual binning, visualising a distribution in the form of a histogram and slicing it into ranged categories