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Data collected from the field either for academic thesis/dissertation or for consultancy work needs to be analyzed to make it meaningful to the readers. There are two types of data we collect from the field: Numerical and Narrative. Each of this type of data is analyzed using different software.
This course is about analysis of numerical data or data that is data in numbers. The most user-friendly software to analyze numerical data is IBM SPSS statistics software. This course is thus intended to develop your skills and competencies in IBM SPSS Statistics so that you are able to analyze and make appropriate interpretation of your data. This course is offered once a week on Thursday from 7-9pm (EAT). However, arrangements can be made to adjust the time if not appropriate for all the trainees. There is an assignment after every module that is submitted the following Tuesday after class.
For ease of understanding and practice, trainer will email you the power point notes for the module.
Please note that data analysis requires an understanding of Statistics and Research Methods. The assumption therefore is that as you register for this course, you have already gone through Statistics and Research Methods course units. This course will not take you through Statistical Methods Course or Research Methods Course.
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I will not bore you 🙂
I take my courses very seriously but at the same time I try to make it fun since I know how difficult learning from an instructor with a monotone voice or boring attitude is. This course is fun, and when you need some energy to keep going, you will get it from me.
Practice, practice and more practice. Every section inside this course has a practice lecture at the end, reinforcing everything with went over in the lectures. I also created a small application the you will be able to download to help you practice PHP. To top it off, we will build and awesome CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.
What Will You Learn?
- Fundamentals of Data Analysis
- Scales of measurements and their relationship to data analysis
- Types of statistics and their application during analysis
- The SPSS environment
- Definition of variables in the SPSS software
- How to enter data appropriately in the SPSS data editor based on the scale of measurement
- How to use SPSS to analyze data using descriptive and inferential statistics
- How to interpret data and draw appropriate conclusions based on the SPSS output.
BASIC CONCEPTS IN DATA ANALYSIS00:00
IBM SPSS ENVIRONMENT00:00
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