The objectives of the ‘Introduction to Data Management and Data Analysis’ are to enable participants to develop practical skills in setting up a database in SPSS using information stored in other formats including Microsoft Excel.
Participants will be shown how to assign numerals to data, enter data appropriately, create new variables, and conduct descriptive statistics and analyses. Participants will also be shown how to extract the results of their analyses in order to present them in a suitable format for dissemination.
This workshop is suitable both for beginners to specialised statistical software packages and to data analysis, and for those with some basic knowledge. Each participant will be given a series of practical tasks throughout the workshop to practice their knowledge and skills. A dataset will be provided for practice tests but participants are also encouraged to bring their own data if they wish. Every participant will receive lecture notes.
Dr. Mark Ward is Assistant Professor of Sociology in Trinity College Dublin. Mark currently teaches quantitative research methodologies and analysis to bboth undergraduate postgraduate students across a range of disciplines. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology (TCD), Mark worked for the Health Research Board and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland among others. His main areas of interest are children's research, health inequalities, social class theory, migration, and quantitative methodologies.
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