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Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Summarize data |

Date |
Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:44:25 +0200 |

PERFECT! Thank you! On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > If I understand what you want correctly, the key is that the mean of > the row means is the table mean. > > So, > > summarize row_mean > > On Stata not STATA, see > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/statalist.html#spell > > Nick > > On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Oh! I got the mistake! Sorry for that! But still one question remains! >> So far I have the mean of the rows... >> >>> egen row_mean = rowmean(Q1A Q2A Q3) >>> list Q1A Q2A Q3A row_mean >> >> Is there a possibility to receive ONE MEAN of several columns(=variables) ? >> >> Thank you >> >> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Hello! >>> Thank you for your answer! >>> >>> I tried this command: >>> >>> egen row_mean = rowmean(Q1A Q2A Q3) >>> list Q1A Q2A Q3A >>> >>> but I just get a table and I need actual values. and how do I sort it >>> by groups? (if group==1 ????) >>> >>> Sorry, I'm still quite new to STATA but I'm glad for any help! >>> >>> Thank you. >>> >>> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> -egen- offers a bundle of functions (in its own sense) for summarising >>>> rowwise. You can apply -if- and/or -in-. >>>> >>>> Nick >>>> >>>> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> I need to summarize data in the following way: >>>>> >>>>> My questionnaire looks like that: >>>>> >>>>> Question 1 option1 option2 option3 (options >>>>> are numeric 1-5) >>>>> >>>>> Question 2 >>>>> >>>>> Question 3 >>>>> >>>>> Etc. (up to 16 question in the same structure) >>>>> >>>>> The database in Stata looks like that: >>>>> >>>>> ID Q1A Q1B Q1C Q2A Q2B Q3B …ETC (GROUP) >>>>> >>>>> Respectively option1 of question 1 represents Q1A >>>> >>>>> Now I want to summarize the data of all questionnaires in that way: >>>>> >>>>> - summarize (mean) option 1 for ALL QUESTIONS AND ALL >>>>> questionnaires (mean of Q1A, Q2A, Q3A,...etc) >>>>> >>>>> - summarize (mean) option 2 etc…(mean of Q1B, Q2B, Q3B,...etc) >>>>> >>>>> So, maybe the solution is simpler then I think or my database is >>>>> crap…but can anyone help me to figure out the right commands? (I >>>>> already tried sum and collapse commands...) >>>>> >>>>> Is there also a possibility to summarize it by grouping (same >>>>> questionnaires, but e.g. different location of interview…) > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Summarize data***From:*Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Summarize data***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Summarize data***From:*Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Summarize data***From:*Patricia Biedermann <pati.stat@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Summarize data***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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