[R] Primer for working with survey data in R

Michael Dewey lists at dewey.myzen.co.uk
Sun Nov 12 11:15:51 CET 2017

Dear Kevin

The nearest equivalent to the SPSS VALUE LABELS is the labels in 
factor(). If you want to attach labels to a whole question like VARIABLE 
LABELS then you may want to use an attribute using attr()


On 11/11/2017 19:56, Kevin Taylor wrote:
> I am taking a behavioral stats graduate class and the instructor is using
> SPSS. I'm trying to follow along in R.
> Recently in class we started working with scales and survey data, computing
> Cronbach's Alpha, reversing values for reverse coded items, etc.
> Also, SPSS has some built in functionality for entering the meta-data for
> your survey, e.g. the possible values for items, the text of the question,
> etc.
> I haven't been able to find any survey guidance for R other than how to run
> the actual calculations (Cronbach's, reversing values).
> Are there tutorials, books, or other primers, that would guide a newbie
> step by step through using R for working with survey data? It would be
> helpful to see how others are doing these things. (Not just how to run the
> mathematical operations but how to work with and manage the data.) Possibly
> this would be in conjunction with some packages such as Likert or Scales.
> TIA.
> --Kevin
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