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Indepth Research Services (IRES) -Training and Professional Consulting in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Emerging Technologies
- Processing and Analysis of Quantitative Data using SPSS
- 17.09.2012 - 21.09.2012
- Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani - Nairobi
- Data Management and Analysis
Quantitative data analysis is the process of presenting and interpreting numerical data. It often contains descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics include measures of central tendency and measures of variability about the average and give the a picture of the data collected and used in a research while inferential statistics are the outcomes of statistical tests, helping deductions to be made from the data collected, to test hypotheses set and relating findings to the sample or population..
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a computer application that provides statistical analysis mainly for quantitative data. It allows for in-depth access and preparation, analytical reporting, graphics
and modelling of data for decison making. Currently, it is widely used by Governments, businesses, law enforcement agencies, health care providers, academics and also in experimental and observational studies.
SPSS is a simple package to use. The user interface of the package is a spreadsheet, there are cells, columns and rows. The columns represent the variables and the rows, cases. Cases and
variables are the two main components in statistics and cases are the subject of analysis
This course deals with the practice of processing and analysis of quantitative data using SPSS. The training combines theoretical foundations with methodological perspectives and hands-on technical exercises, aiming at training participants in the concrete uses of quantitative data analysis in social science research using SPSS.
The training also explores the quantitative data gathering tools with particular focus on emerging tools for rapid data gathering such as mobile data gathering, SMS Surveys, Online surveys, and demonstrates how data obtained from these sources can be integrated and analysed in SPSS.
Participants are guided through practical exercises on the use of CSPro a software tool used for entering, editing, tabulating, mapping, and disseminating census and survey data & ODK an application for gathering data using Adroid mobile handsets and devices
FOR WHOM IS THE TRAINING RELEVANT
Researchers, Data Analysts,Statisticians, Policy Analyst, Data Managers, Economists, Community Development Practitioners, Health Workers, Nutritionist, Monitoring and Evaluation Practioners, Food Security and Livelihood practioners,Research Student, Program Managers and executives who use or intend to use SPSS as a tool to analyse the data they collect in their organisations
The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and in computing. This is an intermediate course and It is prefered that participants have some basic knowledge working with SPSS, but not a compulsory requirement. Participants should also have basic statistics knowledge.
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.
Basic statistics - Refresher
- Descriptive Statistics
- Inferential Statistics
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Data gathering and processing
- Planning data gathering and processing.
- Distinguishing between qualitative and quantitative data.
- Quantitative information gathering tools
- Mobile Data Gathering - Open Data Kit
- Tools for preparing and processing data - CSPro
An overview of spss
- Opening file and file extensions
- Mouse and keyboard processing,
- Frequently –used dialog boxes
- Editing output
- Printing results
- Creating and editing a data file
- Listing cases
- Replacing missing values
- Computing new variables
- Recording variables
- Exploring data
- Selecting cases
- Sorting cases
- Merging files
Processing data in graphic form and frequencies
- Creating and editing graphs and charts
- Frequencies, bar charts, histograms, percentiles
- Measures of central tendency
- Deviation from normality
- Size and stability
- Cross Tabulation and chi-square analyses
- The means Procedure
Associational and inferential statistics
- What is a p value
Bivariate Correlation, Partial
- Correlations and the correlation matrix
The T-test procedure:
- Independent –samples,
- Paired samples, and onesample tests
The one way ANOVA procedure:
- One way analysis of variance
General Linear model:
- Two –way analysis of variance
- Three –way analysis of variance and the influence of covariates
- Simple Linear Regression
- Multiple regression analysis
Data Reduction Methods
- Multidimensional scaling
- Factor analysis
- Cluster analysis
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.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
The venue of the training includes IRES training Centre or another location chosen by the group or in-house for corporates. For locations outside IRES training Centre, the participants are required to have laptops where the software and other materials for the training will be loaded.
The standard Fees for the training is KES 63,000 or US$ 840 Exclusive of VAT. The training fee covers tuition, training materials, refreshments and lunch.
Discount on training fees payment
Payment two weeks before training commencement date
Payment two weeks before commencement date for a minimum of five participants
TRAINING VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The training is residential, and will be held at Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani. Applicants are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel where the training is held.
The standard course fee is KES 63,000 or US$ 840. This covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
The rooms’ rate is approximately US$ 60 per day. This includes bed, breakfast and dinners. Note this is a negotiated rate between IRES and the Hotel management.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
HOW TO APPLY
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.
- Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani
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