Research Design Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS

Course Date Onsite fees: Location Register
29/07/2024 To 09/08/2024 1,900 USD, 171,000 Ksh Nairobi
28/10/2024 To 08/11/2024 1,900 USD, 171,000 Ksh Nairobi


SPSS is a complete statistical software package for data management, data analysis and graphics. Using the software classical and advanced functions, SPSS software can be used via a graphical user interface (menus and dialog boxes) or a using syntax command. Besides equipping the participants with advanced data management and analysis using SPSS, this 10 days course aim to introduce participants to research design, sampling techniques and report writing skills all aimed at  helping the participants to understand the research process all through to decision making.



10 Days



Government institutions, research institutions and NGOs and any other person interested in advancing data analysis skills using SPSS software



By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts
  • Design both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools
  • Understand both descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Understand various data collection techniques and data processing methods
  • Use basic functions and navigation within SPSS
  • Create and manipulate graphs and figures in SPSS
  • Execute syntax
  • Use SPSS effectively for manipulating and analysing data.
  • Export the results of your analyses.
  • Learn interpretation of results
  • Learn how to write different research outputs including project reports, case studies, evidence briefs, policy briefs, posters  among other outputs



Module 1: Introduction to research

Basic statistical terms and concepts     

  • Introduction to research
  • Introduction to statistical concepts
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential statistics


Research Design

  • The role and purpose of research design
  • Types of research designs
  • The research process
  • The survey process
  • Survey design
  • Sampling techniques and sample size determination
  • Developing research protocol


Module 2: Research Approaches

  • Quantitative Research Approaches
  • Qualitative Research Approaches


Data Collection Methods in Research

  • Quantitative data collection methods- Developing of quantitative data collections tools in paper
  • Qualitative data collection- Developing qualitative data collection tool
  • Developing research protocol


Module 3: Mobile Data Collection and Processing using open data kit (ODK)

  • Introduction to mobile data gathering
  • Designing a questionnaire in ODK
  • Design of survey forms using ODK build and XLS Form
  • Use ODK collect to gather data
  • Use ODK aggregate to upload data to the server
  • Download data for data analysis
  • Exporting data to SPSS


Module 4: Introduction to SPSS statistical software

  • SPSS interface and features (Data editor, syntax, output, chart editor etc)
  • Data file preparation, cleaning, sorting, coding, recoding, missing values)
  • Data entry into SPSS
  • Data manipulation: merge files, spit files, sorting files, missing values


Basic Statistics using SPSS

  • Descriptive statistics for numeric variables and categorical variables
  • Frequency tables
  • Distribution and relationship of variables
  • Cross tabulations of categorical variables


Module 5: 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


Module 6: Regression analysis using SPSS

  • Assumptions of selected types of regression
  • Linear regression; Binary logistic regression; ordered logistic regression; multinomial logistic regression and Poisson regression
  • GLM Model
  • The Problems with regression
  • Linear Regression
  • Multiple Regression


Module 7: Other types of regression analysis

  • Logistic Regression (Probit, logit regressions)
  • Ordinal Regression
  • Poison regressions
  • Multinomial logit/probit regression


Module 8: Report writing

  • Survey report format
  • Survey report content
  • Use of survey findings for decision making


Module 9: Writing case study,

  • What is a case?
  • Structure of a case?
  • Case writing guidelines?
  • Case selection?


Elements of a good case

  • Simplifying writing
  • Good writing
  • Easy-to-read writing
  • Four ways to start writing
  • Writing sample cases


Module 10: Writing a policy brief

  • What is a policy brief
  • Purpose of policy brief
  • Characteristics of good policy briefs
  • Structural guidelines for presentation
  • Key elements of a policy brief
  • Technical guidelines for presentation of policy briefs





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on:



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.



The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.



Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email:



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  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.




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