Ordering categorical data

Set the order of categories for data analysis and output in the analysis report.

  1. Activate the dataset worksheet.
  2. On the Analyse-it ribbon tab, in the Dataset group, click Dataset.
    The dataset task pane opens.
  3. In the Variables list, select the variable.
  4. Click Nominal or Ordinal to set the measurement scale.
    The Categories grid shows the numeric coding and labels used in the data.
  5. Clear the Sort Categories check box to allow you to reorder the categories manually.
  6. Arrange the categories into order:
    • Using drag and drop, click and hold the mouse button down over a category until the drag insertion cursor appears, drag it to reposition it in the list and then release the mouse button.
    • Using the arrows, click a category to select it and then use the up and down arrow buttons to reposition it in the list.
  7. Click Apply.
    The changes are saved and will be used in future analyses.