Hide numeric codes on the right side of horizontal radio buttons

 

When creating horizontal radio buttons (either single questions or a matrix), one or two minus signs can be included in the parameters to hide the codes for the one or two highest value labels. For example, suppose you have a 1-5 Likert scale and you also have 6=No Opinion. Including a minus sign in the parameters would still show No Opinion text, but hide the 6 code in the numeric scale. If the two highest response choices were 6=No Opinion and 7=Not Applicable, then two consecutive minus signs in the parameters would hide the numeric codes for both categories. This feature can be used for single variables in a horizontal format or matrix style radio buttons.

Radio (HAY--) V9

 

 

Radio (-) Q5a - Q5f
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Checkbox horizontal matrix for groups of multiple response variables

 

Sometimes you might have several multiple response variables that are better shown in a horizontal matrix For example, suppose you have the following question:

What role did you play in selecting each of the following: (check all that apply)

The codebook looks like this:

V9a_1 Label: Magazine A
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9a_2 Label: Magazine A
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9a_3 Label: Magazine A
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve

V9b_1 Label: Magazine B
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9b_2 Label: Magazine B
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9b_3 Label: Magazine B
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve

V9c_1 Label: Other Magazine
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9c_2 Label: Other Magazine
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve
V9c_3 Label: Other Magazine
     1=Determine need
     2=Recommend
     3=Approve

V9c_Other Label: Other


The default script would treat each of the three groups of variables individually, and would look like this:

Example:

CheckBox Q9a_1 - Q9a_3
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CheckBox Q9b_1 - Q9b_3
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CheckBox Q9c_1 - Q9c_3

To switch to a matrix format, change the script so that all variables are in the same checkbox command.

Question=What role did you play in selecting each of the following? (check all that apply)
CheckBox Q9a_1 - Q9c_3