This workshop is ideal for anyone working, or planning to work, with survey data. No background in research methods or statistical analysis is required. This workshop introduces basic skills in data analysis using SPSS. The day will mix discussion of statistical analysis principles (e.g. variables, formulating hypotheses, levels of measurement, univariate statistics, bivariate statistics, etc.) with hands-on training. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to import data into SPSS, recode variables, generate tables, and execute some basic descriptive analysis.
This is a special reading week workshop, being offered by the Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods (LSIRM), a summer school offering introductory and advanced training in research methods organized by the Laurier Centre for Community, Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) and the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP). Workshops are open to everyone.
About the Instructor
Anthony Piscitelli has a strong connection to the Wilfrid Laurier University community. He is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, an Assistant Practicum Instructor Part Time with the Faculty of Social Work, he has an undergraduate degree and Masters in Political Science from Laurier and is currently pursuing a part-time Doctorate in Geography at Laurier.
For questions or more information, please contact Sue Weare, Associate Director of the CCRLA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.