Comments on: SPSS Binary Regression
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Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:55:50 +0000hourly1By: drspss
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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:48:48 +0000#comment-74598Hi Harry, Yes, SPSS can convert male and female into 1’s and 2’s or visa versa. However, we advice you to use 0 and 1 for binary variables. Use zero to indicate the absence of a trait and 1 to indicate its presence. For instance, the binary variable ‘having a disease’ should be coded 0 for healthy people and 1 for sick people. In the case of gender, there is no presence or absence of gender, so it doesn’t matter who you assign the 1 and 0 to. You are free to use any other two digits. However, 0 and 1 allow for the clearest interpretation of output. Trust us. Especially when you use the variables in regression, binary variables coded by 0 and 1 will be very easy to interpret. If you need more help, refer to http://www.drspss.blogspot.com
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