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Training on Research Design,Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS(Dec 3 - Dec 14,2018)

About the course

In the socio-economic and business context, conducting research, data management and data analysis are imperative for informed decision making. The availability of several datasets and research techniques open the gateway of conducting systematic research which will be helpful for consumers, businesses and organizations. A sound knowledge about the methodology of conducting research and use of SPSS as a research, data management and analysis tool is very beneficial for the researchers.

Upon completion, the participants will develop competence in quantitative techniques through hands-on practices in study design, data collection, and management, as well as the analysis and interpretation of data.

Target Participants

The training is designed for participants who intend to learn the use of SPSS for data management and data analysis. Working in the corporate world, in the public sector, and in research institution, NGOs.

Course duration

10 days

What you will learn

Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts
Design and Implement universally acceptable research
Perform data analysis tasks with SPSS
Perform simple to complex data management tasks using software
Statistical tests using software
Writing reports from survey data
Course outline

Introduction to research

What is research?
Types of research
Formulation of problem statement
Hypothesis formulation in research
Research design
Ethics in research
Introduction to Survey Design

Introduction to survey
Formulation of survey objectives
Creating research questions
Survey estimation
Census vs sample survey
Determining target and survey populations
Sampling frame
Survey methods: Questionnaire vs interview
Survey errors: Sampling and non-sampling errors

Sample size determination
Power calculations
External and internal validity
Sampling methods
Survey Questionnaire Design

Questionnaire design process
Questions: types of questions, wording, ranking, rating
Questionnaire response error
Questionnaire layout
Piloting questionnaire
Questionnaire processing
Mobile Data Collection and Processing (ODK)

Introduction to mobile data gathering
Design of survey forms using ODK build and XLSForm
Use ODK collect to gather data
Use ODK aggregate to upload data to the server
Work with spatial data (GPS coordinates)
Survey Data Processing

Data coding
Data capture
Data editing
Data imputation
Treatment of outliers
Introduction to SPSS statistical software

SPSS interface and features
Key terminologies used in SPSS
Views: Variable, Data views, Syntax editor
Data file preparation
Data entry into SPSS
Data manipulation: merge files, spit files, sorting files, missing values
Basic Statistics using SPSS

Descriptive statistics for numeric variables
Frequency tables
Distribution and relationship of variables
Cross tabulations of categorical variables
Stub and Banner Tables
Graphics using SPSS

Introduction to graphs in SPSS
Graph commands in SPSS
Different types of Graphs in SPSS
Statistical Tests using SPSS

One Sample T Test
Independent Samples T Test
Paired Samples T Test
Statistical Associations in SPSS

Chi-Square test
Pearson's Correlation
Spearman's Rank-Order Correlation
Predictive Models using SPSS

Linear Regression
Multiple Regression
Logistic Regression
Ordinal Regression
Longitudinal Analysis using SPSS

Features of Longitudinal Data
Exploring Longitudinal data
Longitudinal analysis for continuous outcomes
Qualitative Data Analysis using NVivo

Introduction to NVivo
NVivo workspace
Uploading qualitative data into NVivo
Coding and making nodes
Use of queries
Project visualization
Survey Report writing and Dissemination

Survey report format
Survey report content
Survey findings dissemination
Use of survey findings for decision making
Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more:

Training venue

The training will be conducted at Devimpact Institute Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

Event Properties
Event Date December 3,2018, 8:30 am
Event End Date December 14,2018, 4:30 pm
Cut off date November 30,2018, 5:00 pm
Individual Price $1,600.00
Location Nairobi


Country: Kenya