Hi All

I am trying to analyse some information that is not numeric by making it numeric.

So, There are 4 questions in which people are allow to select a range as there answer using "select_one": 0-50,000, 50,001 - 150,000 etc. When this downloads as raw data is not numeric as my "choices" show 0_50, 51_150, 151_300 etc.

What i need to do is have a score assigned to each selection. for Q1: 0-50,000 = 6, 51,000_150,000 = 5 and so on down to 1

but of the 4 questions 2 go in that sequence and 2 go in the opposite sequence, i.e. 0-50,000 = 1, 51,000 - 150,000 = 2 etc.

I cannot make the "name column" 1,2,3,4 etc as A: i have them in another part of the questionnaire, B i need them twice for the above example, 1-6 and 6-1.

So, my solution is to use the calculate function for each of the 4 questions and in the calculation use IF. IF 0-50,000 "6", IF 51,000 - 150,000 "5" etc

Is this possible? This way when i download the data it will be numeric

What i will end up with are 3 columns of raw data for each question:

Estimated Income? yes, no, don't know, refuse

Range: 0_50, 51_150, 151_300 etc

Score: 1, 2, 3, etc

This way i can analyse the selected range via the calculated score.

Thanks in advance for you help

Nick