Tailored to meet your specific needs, training and seminars can range from one hour to a full day. It is recommended that the topic(s) be focused and time be spent in advance planning how best to meet the needs of those attending so that the greatest possible benefits are derived from the training/seminar. It is also recommended, where appropriate, that the facility to be used have computers available for participants with relevant software ready for use along with a screen and black/white board for the display of information by the presenter.
Topics can also be combined as needed. For example, combining SPSS Training (data entry, statistical analysis, reliability/validity) with Survey Design and Analysis can enable participants to both design a survey and analyze collected data at the completion of the session/seminar.
Data Entry & Management
Statistical Analysis of Data
With a focus on how to go about conducting a content analysis of textual informatiuon, SCS can provide, for example, a general overview suited to a guest lecture in a graduate program or more detailed support appropriate for a research team about to embark on their first content analysis. Many variations in breadth and depth are possible and will be determined based on your objective.
Specific to the SPSS software, training can cover topics that enable participants to construct a data file containing both numerical and textual data, create variable and value labels, learn how to handle missing data, create new variables through recoding and/or combining original values in the data file. If also interested in analysis of entered data, check the topic below on utilizing spss.
Moving from descriptive statistics to inferential statistics, the objective would be to build analytical skills in a way that enables participants to move systematically through the statistical analysis of data and make informed choices regarding the selection of statistics to summarize data. While a lecture format can certainly convey the information, having participants learn by using SPSS to execute the analyses is substantially better.
A format beginning with details specific to the development of surveys utilizing primarily close-ended items, followed by information related to content validity and reliability, and ending with options for the analysis of data from survey responses is recommended. Presentations can be general or focused on a specific project a group is preparing for.
Drawing together many of the separate topics listed above, training/seminars pertaining to the use of SPSS can cover a wide array of topics ranging from data entry and manipulation, to the analysis of data using both descriptive and inferential statistics. As is the case with all services, presentations can be either very general or focused on a specific group project or analytical task.
Substantial savings in time and money can be realized by using the internet to collect data. A seminar in this area would cover all the information in the survey design topic above in addition to issues, principles and guidance specific to the online medium.
Training at the novice/intermediate level specific to the software Dreamweaver and Fireworks is available. Depending on the objective, use of dreamweaver and fireworks can be presented separately. However, a blended approach is recommended.