Training on Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS


Mon May 20 2024 at 08:00 am to Fri May 24 2024 at 05:00 pm


Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel, 6th Muranga Road, Off Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya | Nairobi, NA

Training Course on Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS

Venue: Nairobi



Registration link

25 - 29 Mar 2024

20 - 24 May 2024

15 - 19 Jul 2024

25 - 29 Nov 2024

About the Course

Large and complex dataset of socio-economic and business context often demand statistical analysis using SPSS. IBM SPSS Statistics is a powerful statistical software that make it easy to manage data conduct accurate analysis and arrive at informed decisions in shorter timing. It delivers a robust set of features that assist researchers in extracting actionable insights from data. The software is more popular in social sciences. Upon completion of this training course on “Data Management and Statistical Analysis using SPSS” participants will develop competence in quantitative techniques in data management statistical data analysis visualization interpretation and reporting of results.

Target Participants

This course is suitable for researchers academicians students and all who are interested in enhancing their quantitative data analysis skills in their institutions (private sector education institutions research institutions NGOs etc).

What you will learn

By the end of the course the learner should be able to:

  • Clean their data for use in subsequent statistical analysis.
  • Identify and fix errors in datasets.
  • Manipulate data to make it fit for statistical analysis.
  • More quickly understand large and complex data sets with advanced statistical procedures that help ensure high accuracy and quality decision-making.
  • Gain high level skills on statistical results interpretation and report writing.

Course duration

5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Statistical Concepts

  • Introduction
  • Types of data
  • Data structures and types of variables
  • Overview of SPSS
  • Working with the SPSS software (file management editing functions viewing options etc)
  • Output management
  • Basics programming of SPSS 

Module 2: Data Entry/Management

  • Entering data in SPSS
  • Defining and labeling variables
  • Validation and sorting variables
  • Transforming recoding and computing variables
  • Restructuring data
  • Replacing missing values
  • Merging files and restructuring
  • Splitting files selecting cases  and weighing cases
  • Syntax and output

Graphics using SPSS

  • Introduction to graphs in SPSS
  • Graph commands in SPSS
  • Different types of Graphs in SPSS

Module 3: Statistical Inference and Descriptive Statistics


  • Types of statistical tests (Association/relationships differences causality etc)
  • Hypothesis testing

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


  • Correlation of bivariate data
  • Subgroup correlations
  • Scatterplots of data by subgroups
  • Overlay scatterplots 

Comparing Means

  • One sample t-tests
  • Paired sample t-tests
  • Independent samples t-tests
  • Comparing means using One-Way ANOVA 
  • MANOVA: multivariate analysis of variance
  • Repeated measures ANOVA 

Tests of Associations

  • Goodness of Fit Chi Square – All categories equal
  • Goodness of Fit Chi Square – Categories unequal
  • Chi Square for contingency tables
  • Pearson correlation
  • Spearman correlation

Nonparametric Statistics 

  • Mann-Whitney test
  • Wilcoxon’s Matched Pairs Signed-Ranks Test
  • Kruskal-Wallis One-Way ANOVA
  • Friedman’s Rank Test for k Related Samples

Comparing Means Using Factorial ANOVA 

  • Factorial ANOVA Using GLM Univariate
  • Simple Effects 

Module 4: Advanced Analysis and Modeling using SPSS

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

Time Series and Forecasting using SPSS

  • The basics of forecasting
  • Smoothing of time series data
  • Regression with time series data
  • ARIMA models

Module 5: Revision and Other Topics


  • Data analysis using SPSS project
  • Guided revision

Other topics

  • Cluster Analysis
  • Factor analysis
  • Survival Analysis (Kaplan-Meier)

Where is it happening?

Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel, 6th Muranga Road, Off Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

USD 800.00

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