Computed variables not appearing

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by Olivia42 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:07 pm

Hi, i'm trying to sum all of my recorded responses from participants on the Beck depression inventory but when I try to do this, the total computed values do not appear. I had to transform the original BDI scores so they would be in the correct format of scores ranging from 0-3. So, I am using the transformed scores when summing because they reflect the correct scores. Any advice on what I can do to get this to work?

I have attached the file. Thanks
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by jonathon » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:15 pm


your transform rules specify (for example) `use '3'` ... when you wrap a number in quotes, it turns it into text (you'll see that the little icon at the top of each column has a little 'a', indicating that it is a text column). you can't take a SUM or text.

if you change these to `use 3` you should be in business.

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by Olivia42 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:56 pm

It worked, thank you for your help.
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