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Data Corrections

You can see information about corrections in datasets etc. on this page. Please confirm the version of datasets you have now, and update them if necessary.

SPSS users can easily update datasets. Please download a ‘SPSS syntax file’ and apply it to your dataset. You can see how to apply a syntax file here. For non-SPSS users, please read how to update a dataset without SPSS here. The operation of syntax files were confirmed in SPSS version 12.0.2J, 13.0.1, and 14.0.1J.

JGSS-2006 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.2.1(available since 2009/08/31) ver.2.1(available since 2009/08/31)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note The dataset distributed from the data archive is ver.2.0. The Codebook was made from the ver.1.0. Therefore, a part of frequency tables (dopcdoge dopcdogi dopccate dopccati) in the Codebook is different from that made from the distributed dataset.

JGSS-2005 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.1.1(available since 2008/02/08) ver.1.1(available since 2008/02/08)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note Calculation of WEIGHT was revised.(details)

JGSS-2000-2003 cumulative dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.1.0(available since 2006/04/01) ver.1.0(available since 2006/04/01)
SPSS syntax file --- ---
Note ---

JGSS-2003 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.1.1(available since 2006/01/31) ver.1.1(available since 2006/01/31)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note ---

JGSS-2002 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.1.1(available since 2006/01/31) ver.1.1(available since 2006/01/31)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note The English version of the interview questionnaire was modified. Please download the modified version from here. (2005/10)

JGSS-2001 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.4.1(available since 2006/01/31) ver.4.1(available since 2006/01/31)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note The official response rate was modified to 63.1% from 62.4 %.(2005/10) Dataset of older than version 4.0 (available since 2003/11/17) can’t be corrected by the syntax file. Users of old versions should obtain a newer version from a data archive.

JGSS-2000 dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.6.2(available since 2009/08/31) ver.6.2(available since 2009/08/31)
SPSS syntax file download download
Note Dataset of older than version 6.0 can’t be corrected by the syntax file. Users of old versions should obtain a newer version from a data archive.

Second Pilot Survey(1999.11) dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.7.0(available since 2002/09/13) not available
SPSS syntax file --- ---
Note Users of dataset of older than version 7.0 (available since 2002/09/13) should obtain a newer version from a data archive.

First Pilot Survey (1999.3) dataset

  Japanese English
The newest version ver.1.0(available since 2002/09/13) not available
SPSS syntax file --- ---
Note ---

For SPSS users

(1) Open the dataset file to be updated.
Caution!!Please confirm it is a file of the version to which the correction can be applied. Syntax files for JGSS-2003/2002 can be applied to any versions. Syntax files for JGSS-2001 can be applied to version 6.0 and after. Syntax files for JGSS-2000 can be applied to version 4.0 and after.
(2) Download the SPSS syntax file for correction.
(3) Open the downloaded syntax file.
(4) Select 'Run' on the menu bar. Then, Select 'All.'
(5) If you can see the message"... was updated to version x.x ..." without any error massage, data corrections are completed. Save the updated data file.

For non-SPSS users

(1) Download the SPSS syntax file for correction.
(2) Open the downloaded syntax file by any text editor.
(3) Read notes on the syntax file, and correct your dataset according to them.
The following program means that "for the case of iduse 1159, the value label 999 is changed to 998 for the variable ssxxhgx." Please interpret programs in similar forms as such. Programs in different forms make sense only in using SPSS data, not in using ASCII data.
  do if(iduse=1159).
recode ssxxhqx(999=998).
end if.
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