Sometimes with a Pick Any question (i.e., a multiple response question) it is useful to count up the number of choices or selections (i.e., selections, or mentions) made for each case or respondent (e.g., the proportion to select only one option, two options, three options, etc.)
For example, if respondents are asked which of the following list of colas they are aware of, it may be on interest to count the number of colas each respondent selected.
Which of the following colas are you aware of?
- On the Variables and Questions tab, select all of the applicable variables.
- Right-click and select Insert Ready Made Formula(s) > Mathematical Functions (by Case) > Sum and Yes.
- Change the Question Type to Pick One.
- Create a SUMMARY table of the variable.
- To show the average number of selections, right-click and choose Statistics - Cells > Average.