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Training on Research Design, Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS (June 11, 2018 – June 22, 2018)

11 June 2018 @ 08:30 - 22 June 2018 @ 16:30

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
  • One-Way ANOVA

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.


The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to


Event Properties

Event Date June 11,2018, 8:30 am
Event End Date June 22,2018, 4:30 pm
Cut off date June 8,2018, 5:00 pm
Individual Price $1,600.00
Location Nairobi

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11 June 2018 @ 08:30
22 June 2018 @ 16:30
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