Please see attached spreadshseet which has 9 highlited non-contiguous variables which need to be 'scored' and then summed at
the end of the row (score??).
For each of ac1, ac2, ac3, etc. responses can range from 1 to 4 (although some are
missing). I would like to be able to score total row sum using the the following criteria:
if answer=1 or 2, then
score = 1
if asnwer=3, then score = -1
if answer=4, then score=0
if answer is missing (blank), then score= MISSING
Using this scoring protocol, scores can range from -9 to +9. As
you will see in the attached spreadsheet, however, some persons are missing one or two scores, whereas for others persons all
values are missing altogether!
Here is my problem. I want to be able to score each cell (see the 'ifs' above) and
then sum across the non-contiguous columns to compute a final score WITHOUT counting the blanks as zeros. In other words, how
can I add or SUM items up without Excel putting a darn 'zero' in the rows where there is no data?
explained this okay and thanks in advance for your help.