ESS5 Error in Croatian categories in REGION
All Croatian respondents in ESS5 have been assigned wrong codes on REGION variable. Respondents belonging to Northwestern Croatia(HR01) were mistakenly coded into HR03 (Adriatic Croatia), whereas respondents in Central and Eastern (Pannonian) Croatia (HR02) were mistakenly coded HR01 (Northwestern Croatia). Finally, respondents in Adriatic Croatia (HR03) were erroneously coded HR02 (Central and Eastern (Pannonian) Croatia).
A recoded version of REGION will be available in future releases of the of the ESS5 data. See below for suggested temporary solution to the problem, based on a recoding of the most recent version (as of 14th of June 2013) of the integrated file in SPSS (in this example, stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):
GET file 'C:\ESS\ESS5e03.sav'.
DO IF (cntry="HR").
RECODE region ('HR03'='HR01') ('HR01'='HR02') ('HR02'='HR03').