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Data Analysis and Management

Event 

Title:
Processing and Analysis of Data for Surveys/Assessments (Methodology & Software)
When:
01.09.2014 - 05.09.2014
Where:
Sportsview Hotel Kasarani - Nairobi
Category:
Data Management and Analysis

Description

INTRODUCTION

Current practices in resource mobilization within public, private sectors and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have put a lot of emphasis on the need to peg planning and allocation of resources to evidence-based research. This has led to increased funding to research initiatives that include a variety of baseline surveys, Socio-Economic Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Nutrition Surveys, Food Security Surveys, Program Evaluation Surveys, Employees, customers and vendor satisfaction surveys, and opinion polls among others.

Although there has been an attempt to make the findings as representative as possible, the level of skills in those in charge of conducting these surveys has to a great extent been inadequate and this has compromised the quality and integrity of the data collected and consequently, the reports derived from such studies.

In other instances, there have been obvious technological gaps in the types of tools used; making the process to be both tedious and unduly delayed, such that the release of results is surpassed by need.

This is therefore a five days hands-on course that is tailored to address these challenges to a considerable extent. It is also meant to improve the way organizations store their data and enable data sharing without putting the confidentiality of respondents and data providers into jeopardy.

It is envisioned that upon completion, the participants will be empowered with the necessary skills to produce accurate and cost effective data and reports.

REQUIREMENTS

The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English.

CLASS SIZE

The class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure that each participants has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator. The training may be cancelled if there are less than five participants.

DURATION

5 Days

TRAINING OBJECTIVES


At the end of this course participants should be able to:-
  • Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts
  • Design and Implement universally acceptable Surveys
  • Design computer aided data capture screens using CSPRO and Ms Excel
  • Convert data into various formats using appropriate software
  • Perform complex data manipulation using Ms Excel
  • Perform basic data analysis tasks with SPSS and STATA
  • Perform simple to complex data management tasks using SPSS and STATA
  • Correctly identify appropriate statistical test for basic analysis s and perform them using SPSS and STATA
  • Use mobile data gathering tools such as Nokia Data Gathering and Google's Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • Use GPS receivers to collect coordinates for location based data and use it in analysis
  • Use GIS software to plot and display data on basic maps
  • Use Google Doc and Google maps to collaborate and sharing information
 

TRAINING CONTENTS

Module One: Basic statistical terms and concepts

  • Basic data quality checks
  • Basic exploratory data analysis procedures
  • Basic Descriptive Statistics
  • The core functions of inferential statistics
  • Common inferential statistics
  • Fundamentals of regression analysis
  • Sampling designs
  • Sample size determination

Module Two: Survey Planning, Implementation and Completion

  • Introduction to Surveys
  • Developing Survey Instruments and Procedures
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Mixed methods of Data collections (Web, SMS, Mobile, Email, Social Media)
  • File structure and datasets for tabulation and analysis
  • Tabulation and analysis plan

Module Three: Concepts and Software for Data Processing

  • Use of Mobile Phones for Data Collection and Processing
  • Data Processing using Census and Surveys Processing Software (CsPro)

Module Four: Introduction to Statistical Software

  • Comparison of Data analysis packages
  • Introduction to Excel for Data processing and Analysis
  • Data Auditing and Validation using Excel
  • Tabulations and Graphics using Excel
  • Overview of SPSS
  • Data Management and Graphics with SPSS
  • Introduction to SPSS Basic Commands (Syntax)
  • Overview of STATA
  • Data Management and Graphics with STATA
  • Introduction to STATA Basic Commands (Do files)

Module Five: Quantitative Analysis using SPSS /STATA (Mixed Approach)

  • Tests of Association (Pearson, Spearman, Chi Square )
  • Tests of Difference (T Test, Chi Squared, Mann-Whitney, Independent T Test, Paired T Test)
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis

Module Six: Introduction to Advanced Statistical Analysis (Mixed Approach)

  • Regression Analysis
  • The General Linear Model (GLM)
  • SPSS Syntax Files
  • Building STATA Do Files

Module Seven: Emerging Issues (If time allows)

  • Introduction to GIS and GPS
  • Collaborative intelligence: Google Maps and Docs

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at The Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani. Applicants are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course kindly register online in our website before C.O.B. 18th August 2014. For more details contact:

The Training Officer - Training and Research Department, Indepth Research Services;  

Email: outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 25th August  2014. Send proof of payment to    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kindly use the table below to select the category you fall under 

5 Days

Region

Training Fees

Kenyans

KES. 57,375

E. African

USD. 810

International

USD. 990

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to thecommencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

TAILOR- MADE

This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Venue

Venue:
Sportsview Hotel Kasarani
City:
Nairobi

Description

Situated 12 km north of Nairobi, the "city in the sun", Sportsview hotel has the unique blend of the tranquility of a Country Inn and all the modern amenities of an International City Hotel. Set out in flowery well-manicured spacious gardens, it is an especially enticing venue for business firms and professional organizations who wish to host seminars, workshops, conferences or tour groups seeking to itinerate accommodation with a different but tranquil atmosphere.
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