1024 characters is the limit when entering logic in a banner, filter or row.
Use the ASSIGN statement in the Glossary to create new variables.
Limit of 65,536 characters and 32,768 variables.
You can have a maximum of 255 banner columns per banner.
WinCross allows for the use of variable names. However, some variable names are ineligible in that they are reserved for the exclusive use of WinCross.
Please see the WinCross help topic Reserved Key Words for full details.
You can specify how you want WinCross to round percents and statistics in Setup|Job Settings|Rounding.
There are two options for rounding. The first option is to round up values over 5 and round down values under 5. For rounding equal to 5, round to the nearest even number. The second option is to always round up values of 5 or more and round down values less than 5.
Rounding in WinCross is based upon three general rules:
Rule 1 - If the remainder beyond the last digit to be reported is less than 5, drop the last digit. Rounding to one decimal place, the number 5.3467 becomes 5.3.
Rule 2 - If the remainder is greater than 5, increase the final digit by 1. The number 5.798 becomes 5.8 if rounding to 1 digit.
Rule 3 - To prevent rounding bias, if the remainder is exactly 5, then round the last digit to the closest even number. Thus the number 3.55 (rounded to 1 digit) would be 3.6 (rounding up) and the number 6.450 would round to 6.4 (rounding down) if rounding to 1 decimal. When the number to the left of the 5 is even, no rounding occurs. For example, 4.225 would become 4.22. When the number to the left of 5 is odd, rounding will occur. For example, 4.215 would become 4.22.
See page 12 in Hurlburt, R. (1994) Comprehending Behavioral Statistics, Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA.
You can use the TEST statement in the Glossary to search for respondents that break certain conditions.
Depress and hold the Ctrl key while individually clicking on those tables you want to run, or use the Edit Selections option on the Run|Tables dialog.
Check these three items:A. Your data file isnt open
The difference between a table mean and row mean is based on the type of table youre creating. A table mean is used where every row in the calculation of the mean has only one value. If the rows represent value ranges, then the # (pound symbol) operator must be used to give the row a single value for calculations.
A row mean is appropriate when rows represent a value range and the mean is to be calculated off the actual distribution of data. In that event, a row is created with the appropriate text and logic showing the value range you want to use. In the Row Options dialog box (Setup|Tables|Row Options) you should select the appropriate statistics (Mean, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, etc.).
Please see the WinCross help topic Indexed Variables Examples for full details.
WinCross tables can be written to Excel. When Run|Tables|Excel Options is selected, WinCross creates an Excel file in addition to the WinCross output file. You also have the option to save your crosstab report using File|Save|Save Report As. Note: Saving to Excel using File|Save|Save Report As produces an image of your WinCross tables and does not contain the actual values the way the Excel report from Run|Tables|Excel Options does.
Other considerations in Run|Tables:Make sure you have also selected the Create Tables option.
WinCross has the ability to weight your crosstabs. This is done using Setup|Banners|Edit Banner|Weights and must be done after banner creation.
Weights can be created in three ways:A. Weight variables can be part of your original data file
Weights can be specified with an actual weight value, with the card/column location that holds the weight variable or the variable name for variable data. An actual weight can have up to 12 digits, can be positive or negative and can have decimal places.
Mean Summary tables are easily created using the Summary of Means option in Setup|Express Tables for SPSS Data. You select the group of variables, choose the code value or range of code values for the rows and WinCross creates the table for you. The Question Title from each variable selected becomes the row text for each row and the Code Value(s) or range of Code Values specified becomes the row logic.
Top/Bottom Box Summary tables can also be easily created using the Summary of Frequencies option in Setup|Express Tables for SPSS Data. You select the group of variables, choose the code value or range of code values for the rows and the code value or range of code values for the percentaging base of each row and WinCross creates the table for you. The Question Title from each variable selected becomes the row text for each row and the Code Value(s) or range of Code Values specified becomes the row logic. WinCross automatically creates two sets of rows, one set to be used for percentaging bases with the Hide row (HR) option specified and the second set of rows is automatically created with the percentaging base specified
Please see the WinCross help topic Mean Summary Tables for full details.
Mean, Median and Mode.
Standard Deviation and Standard Error.
The critical values for confidence levels are contain in this Excel document.
WinCross significance testing is performed using two-tailed tests.
You must select Means/Percents/Chi-Square for your table statistics (Setup|Tables|Statistics) as well as for your banner.
This article details the bias inherent in SPSS significance testing with weighted means.
a. WinCross uses the Effective Sample Size if replicates are not being used (the WinCross default is not to use replicates).
b. WinCross uses the weighted sample size if replicates are being used (SPSS uses replicates).
This topic is covered in this article.
This topic is covered in this article.
There are two possible causes:
A. The option to include statistical testing has been added at the banner level, but has not been selected at the table level.
B. Statistical testing has been selected at the table level but not the banner level, or there are no comparison groups in the banner.
One-way ANOVA tests are performed on columns of data within each specified WinCross comparison group. WinCross will assign a #1 to the first subset of data within each comparison group where no significant differences were found. Likewise, WinCross will assign a #2 to the next subset of data within the same comparison group where no significant differences were found. This process continues until all subsets of data have been examined for each comparison group.
A column of data can be a member of multiple subsets of data where no significant differences were found. In this case, you will see multiple One-way ANOVA group indicators under that column of the banner on the mean row of your WinCross report. For example, #1#2#3 under a column of data indicates this value is a member of subset 1, subset 2 and subset 3 for that comparison group.
This article gives careful treatment to this question.
This article discusses how WinCross treats these subjects.
These questions are covered in this article.
This question is covered in this article.
FIELD WIDTH ERROR
There is a value wider than the programmed logic. For example, logic of the form Q2 (1-99) or 1/5:2 (1-99) is in use, but a value larger than 99 was encountered in the data.
MICROSOFT SURFACE RT
WinCross is not compatible with the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, though it will run on versions of the Surface that include an option to run a genuine Windows operating system. The Surface 3 tablet is one that provides an option to run genuine Windows.
The following documents cover various topics relating to weighted significance testing, and to part-whole comparison of means: