11-18-2015 09:53 AM
I'd like to see the correlations among the variables in my dataset. I created a correlation matrix for continuous variables by using Analyze/Multivariate/Correlations function but I don't know how to create a correlation matrix for the categorical variables. Could you help me with this issue?
11-18-2015 12:15 PM
11-18-2015 12:47 PM
"Correlations" are only defined for ordered variables. You can use Spearman rank or Kendall's Tau-b correlations for both continuous measures and ordered categorical variables.
11-18-2015 12:57 PM
I'm not sure of your application here, but you might look at PROC CORRESP.
PROC CORRESP does analyze categorical data, and it's often used in market research applications, especially in France and Japan. (Which is why I call this the Jerry Lewis of stat procs.)
In fact, there's an entire book about Marketing Research using SAS Enterprise Guide.