IBM SPSS Statistics Certificate Program

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Dataville Solutions

The Institute for Advanced Analytics (IAA) is a Strategic Business Unit of Dataville Solutions. We offer various highly practical insights into current analytical thinking with a learning methodology that is designed to meet the technological challenges of the 21st century. Our Faculty Members consists of a combination of seasoned academics and industry professionals across the region with expertise in the most recent analytical software and tools. At IAA, we are committed towards the re-orientation and advancement of the knowledge, practice, research and application of analytics to all areas of human endeavour in Africa.

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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS WITH IBM SPSS

This course is designed to help you learn how to analyze and interpret research data with basic and advanced statistical techniques. We have found that the programme makes IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows easy to use so that it is not necessary to have a formal, instructional data lab; you should be able to learn how to use IBM SPSS Statistics on your own in this programme. Access to the IBM SPSS Statistics program and some familiarity with Windows is all that is required. Although IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows is quite easy to use, there is such a wide variety of options and statistics that knowing which ones to use and how to interpret the printouts can be difficult, so this course is intended to help with these challenges.

Our modules demonstrates the graphical user interface for the procedures included in the IBM SPSS Statistics to produce a variety of results that are usually included in basic and advanced statistics courses. Our goal is to describe the use and interpretation of these statistics as much as possible in non-technical, jargon-free language. Helping you learn how to choose the appropriate statistics, interpret the outputs and develop skills in writing about the meaning of the results are the main goals of this programme.

If you are just starting out with IBM SPSS Statistics, we recommend that you practice the first few chapters to gain a basic understanding of the package and then do some experimenting on your own. After you become familiar with the environment, you can refer to the chapters that interest you most. Some users however, may prefer to follow the chapters in order.

As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect”, and mastering IBM SPSS statistics is no exception. To this end, we have included a large number of practice files to help you along the road to perfection. Data entry for large data sets is never an enjoyable experience, so we have included all the data sets for exercises requiring running a procedure on this online portal.

 

BROAD CONTENTS

  • A FIRST LOOK AT IBM SPSS STATISTICS
  • READING DATA FILES
  • USING THE DATA EDITOR
  • EXAMINING SUMMARY STATISTICS FOR INDIVIDUAL VARIABLES
  • THE MEANS PROCEDURE
  • T-TESTS
  • ONE-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
  • GLM UNIVARIATE MODEL
  • BIVARIATE CORRELATIONS
  • PARTIAL CORRELATIONS
  • LINEAR REGRESSION
  • TWO STEP CLUSTER ANALYSIS
  • HIERARCHICAL CLUSTER ANALYSIS
  • NONPARAMETRIC TESTS
  • LIFE TABLES
  • KAPLAN-MEIER SURVIVAL ANALYSIS

 

Linda Benjamin

Programme Instructor

linda.benjamin@data-ville.com

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