QUEST Criteria

For the QUEST method, you can specify the significance level for splitting nodes. An independent variable cannot be used to split nodes unless the significance level is less than or equal to the specified value. The value must be greater than 0 and less than 1. The default is 0.05. Smaller values will tend to exclude more independent variables from the final model.

To Specify QUEST Criteria

This feature requires the Decision Trees option.

  1. From the menus choose:

    Analyze > Classify > Tree...

  2. In the main Decision Tree dialog box, select a nominal dependent variable.
  3. For the growing method, select QUEST.
  4. Click Criteria.
  5. Click the QUEST tab.