Training Opportunity on Data Processing using Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) (3rd- 7th April 2017

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This training is aimes at equipping participants with intensive knowledge and practical skills on data processing using Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro). CSPro is a tool for entering, editing, tabulating and disseminating data from surveys and censuses. This training is very valuable, practical consisting of demonstrations, practical exercises and tests.

Training objectives

Participants will learn how to; Create the data dictionary, data entry screen and how to program checks and skips; Add, modify, verify and view cases (questionnaires); Identify and report structure, value, and consistency errors in questionnaire data; Define simple or complex hierarchical file organization; Define hierarchical levels, identification items, records, items (fields or variables), value sets (categories of values), and values; Export selected data variables.


Module 1: Introduction

  • Flow chart of Data Processing
  • Data Processing and Data Collection
  •    Field Operations
  •    Data editing and coding
  •    Data entry and Cleaning
  • Introduction to CSPro
  • Installation of CSpro
  • CSPro General Concepts
  • CSPro capabilities
  • CSPro applications

Module 2: Data Dictionary

  • Introduction to Data Dictionary
  • Dictionary concepts and Fundamentals
  • Creating Dictionary
  • Identification Items
  • Adding and Naming Dictionary Elements
  • Levels, Records (adding and Modifying)
  • Item/Item Representations/Sub items
  • Value Set/Special Values
  • Modifying the Dictionary elements
  • Document dictionary Items
  • Relative and absolute positioning
  • Adding and modifying relations
  • Modifying Item Lengths and Dictionary Macros

Module 3: Data Entry Forms

  • Creating Data entry Apllication
  • Generating Data Entry Forms
  • Data entry Tree
  • Running Data Enry Application
  • Changing data entry Characteristics
  • Data Entry Editing
  • Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing(CAPI) data Entry

Module 4: Introduction to Batch Applications and Data Entry Operation

  • Introduction to Batch Applications
  • Batch Editing
  • Planning a Data Entry Operation
  • Operator and System Controlled Modes
  • Operator-Controlled Mode
  • System-Controlled Mode
  • Skips

Module 5: Tabulation and Data Export to other formats

  • Tabulation Applications
  • Selecting a Tabulation Application to Run
  • Defining File Associations
  • Table viewer
  • Formating tables
  • Export selected data variables to other formats (SPSS, Stata, Excel etc.)

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.