**Research Methodologies, Data Management and SPSS Course outline**

**Daily Activities:**

**Day 1**

Basics of SPSS. Descriptive statistics, charts and graphs, hypothesis analysis, testing dependence/independence.

• Different levels of measure: scale, ordinal, nominal.

• Basic descriptive statistics. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode. Measures of dispersion: range, standard deviation, variance.

• Graphs and charts: bar chart, pie chart, histogram, scatter plot. Which of them should be used in different situations?

• Hypothesis analysis with SPSS. Testing dependence/independence, Pearson’s chi-square. Levels of significance.

**Day 2**

SPSS in practice, some useful tips. The “tricks” of dependence/independence testing

• Converting different types of files into “.sav” files. How can one enter raw data into SPSS efficiently, how to label the data.

• Transforming the data.

• Multiple independence analysis - a useful way to circumvent “significance level problems”.

• Elementary principal component analysis.

Principal Component Analysis with SPSS.

• Definition and meaning of the principal component.

• Communalities, extraction, variance.

• Usability of the method (the cases of scale and ordinal measures).

• Information content and the distribution of the principal component.

• Omission of variables with insufficient communalities.

**Day 3**

Factor Analysis with SPSS using a “real example”.

• The factor matrix and its interpretation.

• The Maximum Likelihood method. Repairing the model.

• Factor rotation and the varimax method.

• Omission of variables belonging to more than one factor, the appearance of latent variables.

• Establishing factor scores. Statistics of factor scores.

• When the factors explain more than 100%. A common pitfall.

Explanatory models. Analysis of Variance, Regression Analysis.

• Using SPSS for Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

• Twofold ANOVA, interaction.

• Linear regression analysis. When should we accept a regression line?

• Two variable regressions.

**Day 4**

Charts and tables

• Simple charts: bar, pie, histogram

• Compound charts, chart builder

• Chart editing, 3D effects, color and fill

• Adding special effect to charts, jittering, plethora of graphs

• Saving and manipulating tables

**Day 5**

SPSS Syntax

• Syntax files

• The syntax editor

• Writing syntax using the Log

• Open up SPSS files using syntax

• Define variables using syntax

• Create compute and autorecord procedures

• Create simple and multiple IF and DO-IF statements

**Duration:**

5 Days

**Venue:**

Juba, South Sudan

**Investment:**

599 USD

Investment Covers:

• Training

• Training Materials

• Certificate

• Lunch and refreshment

• Visa

**Confirmed Date:**

August 01,2016

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