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change in ques format in live study

We have got a change from client in a live survey to change multi select ques into single select. I believe this will also change the format of variables and also will delete the existing data. Is it possible to retain data and convert it into new single variable
asked Nov 24, 2013 by AlexTudor (320 points)
Make both questions multiple response. The single response question which you make multiple response will only have the one response per respondent bty the formats are the same.

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There are two solutions for same.

First Method: Keep question format as multiple select only and apply mutual exclusive in all options. This will ensure that only one answer can be selected - single select format.

Advantage of this method is that your data format will remain same and no data is lost.

Second Method: Make a new question in single select format and apply a "always skip" in existing multiple select question. While data preparation, write code in spss which can pick data from old variable.
answered Nov 24, 2013 by Saurabh Aggarwal Gold (33,275 points)
selected Nov 27, 2013 by AlexTudor