This rule applies a weight to a single column of a table. This is achieved by generating a new table, applying the selected weight to that table, and then copying the column of weighted numbers into the original table.
The rule takes you from a standard crosstab...
...to a crosstab with a weight applied to a specific column, e.g. the Male column:
- A crosstab without spans.
- A weight variable.
1. Select your table.
2. Go to Properties > RULES on the object inspector.
3. To apply the rule, select the Plus (+) > Weighting > Apply Weight to Column.
4. Select Column to weight.
5. Select your Weight variable.
6. Press OK.
Any significance testing results for the weighted columns are taken from the weighted table only, and no attempt is made to reconcile tests between the weighted and unweighted portions of the table. This means that the results in a column with the rule applied are highly unlikely to be comparable to any columns without the rule.