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Introductory SPSS Workshops for research students

On Monday 2nd December Paul Rice from CfAP is running the first of a series of two workshops on SPSS, specifically for research students with little or no experience of the software.

Introduction to SPSS will focus on the basic elements of quantitative research and the issues that should be considered in data analysis. The workshop will cover types of data, how this data can be entered into SPSS and will end with examining descriptive statistics. This is an application orientated session and the approach will be practical. No prior knowledge is required.

Title of workshop: SPSS part 1: Introduction to SPSS.
Where? Grendon 152, Grendon IT Centre, Park Campus
When? Monday, 2 December 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00

The follow on workshop Basic Inferential Statistics in SPSS will be held on 16th December.

Improve your research skills with a little help from CfAP

CfAP logoChoosing the right tool to analyse your data or finding the best way to structure your findings can be a fraught process.  However help is on hand from the Centre for Achievement and Performance – otherwise known as CfAP.

CfAP exists to help all students, including those doing research degrees, achieve their academic potential:

“If you were training for the Olympics you may need to work on aspects of weight, speed or flexibility to improve your performance and to gain insights into how your body works. Visiting CfAP should be regarded in a similar way – you wish to work on aspects of your academic work to improve your performance and to gain a better understanding of how you learn. As with athletes, taking responsibility for your own development leads to success.”

(Sandy Gilkes, National Teaching Fellow)

CfAP staff have recently created a new site on NILE; it is open to everyone and there is no need to enrol.  The site contains a huge range of materials to support all aspects of academic endeavour. Read the rest of this entry