When a dataset contains many variables, it can be quite a job to group variables. Fortunately, many datasets are structured by names, which enables OfficeReports to group the variables automatically in a number of cases! This typically saves the researcher for a tremendous amount of time. The feature ‘Find Groups by Name’ speed up the process and reduces the risk of manual errors.
The test dataset contains 4 variables named:
- ‘Course_101’ – text: ‘Outlook’
- ‘Course_102’ – text: ‘Word’
- ‘Course_103’ – text: ‘Excel’
- ‘Course_104’ – text: ‘PowerPoint’
Each variable contains the categories: ‘0’ and ‘1’.
Given this structure, OfficeReports will in the import of data automatically produce a Group Variable ‘Couse’ containing the categories:
At the same time, OfficeReports will hide the original variable, which defines the group. If you need these, please use the feature ‘Unhide’