WORKSHOP: Quantitative Analysis Using SPSS
Friday, October 11, 6:30 pm - Main 242
Research will turn scholars and students from consumers of information to producers of information. Research design is at the root of research. If you don’t have a good design, you don’t have a good research. Three kinds of research design exist presently including: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method. Quantitative strategies include experiments, and surveys. Quantitative methods of data collection are done using close-ended questionnaires or observed experiments. When quantitative data are collected, they must be analyzed. Quantitative analyses are done in two phases: the descriptive, and the inferential. Statistical and mathematical models aid quantitative analyses. Reliable and valid quantitative analyses will lead to acceptance or rejection of hypotheses. In the past, quantitative analyses was done with calculators, and needed that scholars and students would labor for days trying to sort through thousands of responses or experiments. Today, the SPSS software by IBM has reduced the labors to a click of the mouse. This workshop would help students and scholars understand the basics of the SPSS program, and how to use it to analyze quantitative data.
Workshop presented by Dr. Stanley Nwoji – SPS Assistant Professor of Business