Dr. Cherry A. Collier

The Course:

With or without mathematics or statistics background, the ability of SPSS to produce findings that are well-founded, highly accurate and highly practical. Users of SPSS are given the confidence they need to present data and to explain using a variety of appropriate levels and techniques of analysis. From the basics of data-entry all the way to the best practices from experienced users, this course creates solid foundations for the application and maximization of SPSS.

Course Objectives:

To understand and operate SPSS and learn about descriptive statistics like mean, median mode, standard deviation and t-tests

To enter, create, sort, edit, remove, code and analyze data, graphs, charts and plots

To understand and use the different types and levels of statistical analysis

To select the statistical techniques appropriate for research objectives

To gain best practice knowledge in the production of research reports

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SPSS

Module 2: Cleaning data

Module 3: Setting up survey data

Module 4: Recoding

Module 5: Analyzing data using descriptive statistics

Module 6: Using cross-tabs, correlations and trend analyses

Module 7: Correlating

Module 8: Understanding content / construct validity

Module 9: Understanding standard deviation, ANOVA and regressions

Module 10: Understanding the chi-square

Module 11: Using sampling methods and strategies

Module 12: Using workforce analyses

Module 13: Application to Research Studies

Course fee