How to create frequency variables in SPSS (PAWS) when you use an Experience Sampling design

This post is mainly for people who use ESM protocols and who want to answer research questions related to frequencies in activities, social contexts, etc, such as:

1. Are individuals who spend more of their time in leisure activities happier?

2. Is spending more time with family during daily life associated with higher positive affect when alone?

3. Is the amount of time spent in active leisure during everyday life associated with personality traits?

The questions are merely posed to explain different rationale and possibilities when using frequencies to assess the amount of time individuals reported in different contexts during the ESM assessment.

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