Here’s a little SPSS tip.
(As an aside, I hope this goes without saying, but never, never, never, never use Recode into Same Variable. Always Recode into Different Variable so you don’t overwrite your data and then discover you made a mistake. Or worse, not discover. It happens).
And the easiest way to do that is to simply look at the data. [Read more…] about Using Case Summaries in SPSS to Debug your Variable Creation