# How do I create a composite of items?

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How do I create a composite of items?

• You composite questions into 1 variable by averaging together all the individual questions. - Imagine you have 5 questions designed to measure a person's current (negative) emotional state, such as "How strongly do you feel each of the following emotions? Sad, Upset, Depressed, Anxious, Nervous." You have data for all 5 questions, so you can average all 5 questions together to create 1 composite encapsulates how the participant feels at the moment.
• However, before you can average all the items together

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