Call for application for a Professional Training on SPSS

Dates : from 19th to 21th July 2024, 9am-4pm (weekend program).
Venue : University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus

1. Introduction
SPSS (Special Package for Social Sciences) is one of the most popular software packages for conducting statistical analysis.

In everyday analysis researchers encounter categorical variables (e.g. Marital status, gender, income groups, district of residence, age groups, occupation, area of residence, to name but a few). This training will demonstrate how to deal with these types of variables using SPSS software. The emphasis will be put on transforming these variables and analyzing relationships among them using regression techniques, in order to inform decision making and evaluation. The training will be practical ; participants will work on existing datasets for practices.

The training will be practical ; participants will work on existing datasets for practices.

2. Course content
The course content includes :
Accessing data entry and importing from other sources
Manipulating data to create new data fields
Generating descriptive statistics
Presenting data in tables and graphs for analysis and reporting
Exploratory data analysis
Assessing whether differences and correlations between groups and data fields statistically significant
Basic trend analysis
Levels of measurement of variables
Correlation & regression Analysis
Levels of measurement of variables, a refreshment
Creating dummy variables for regression analysis
OLS with categorical regressors
Ordinal regression
Binary logistic regression
Multinomial logistic regression
Prohibit regression
Analysis of relationships in data
Statistical reports and graphs
Drawing conclusions based on statistical analysis
Discriminate analysis
Logistic regression (Binary & Multinomial)
Survival Analysis (Kaplan-Meier)
Cluster & Factor analysis
Exploring relationships between variables
MANOVA : multivariate analysis of variance
Repeated Measures ANOVA
Producing and editing charts & pivot tables

3. Training methods
The training course will be run in a workshop style with a high degree of participants’ involvement. Adult learning methodologies will be employed, and participants will not be passive. Debate and open discussions will be encouraged. The trainer will use a mix of presentations to define and explain key concepts and practical exercises. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. EPRN will provide SPSS software (training version).

4. Certificate
EPRN will issue completion certificates to participants who will successfully attend the course and pass the course test. Pass mark is 60%.

5. Training fees, venue and date
Members : 60,000 Rwf
Non-members : 100,000 Rwf

This training will be held at University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus (former SFB building) from 19th to 21th July 2024, 9am-4pm (weekend program).

6. Payment process
To book your space, kindly proceed by paying the training fees through the following bank details :
Bank Account : 00040 06945750 07 RWF (Bank of Kigali)
Title of the Account : Economic Policy Research Network

Scan the bank slip and send it to : OR bring the hard copy of bank slip to EPRN office at University of Rwanda- Gikondo Campus (former SFB).
You can also pay through MTN MOMO PAY (*182*8*1*030683#) or through PayPal on our website ( and notify us through

NB : Tailor-Made Course
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs.

If you need further clarifications, call us through : 0788357648 or write to us :

Kigali, 11/06/2024