Summarizing Scale Variables

A wide range of summary statistics are available for scale variables. In addition to the counts and percentages available for categorical variables, summary statistics for scale variables also include:

  • Mean
  • Median
  • Percentiles
  • Sum
  • Standard deviation
  • Range
  • Minimum and maximum values

See the topic Summary Statistics for Scale Variables and Categorical Custom Totals for more information.

Sample Data File

The examples in this section use the data file survey_sample.sav. See the topic Sample Files for more information.

All examples provided here display variable labels in dialog boxes, sorted in alphabetical order. Variable list display properties are specified on the General tab in the Options dialog box (Edit menu, Options).