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Data Management and Analysis Workshop for Level 400 Students

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 14:00

Where?: 

ICT-Centre

1.Training Title: Data Management and Analysis Workshop for Level 400 Students

 

2.Training Description: The workshop is intended to introduce students to the types and nature of data sets available, where they can be accessed as well as how to get it ready for use. Students will accordingly be introduced to the use of some statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, EVIEWS, Excel and NVIVO. Emphasis will however be placed on developing the data management and analysis skills of students since it is an essential component of the research process. The scope of the workshop will include a writing skills session and managing long word document, specifically, to the APA writing and referencing style as required by the University of Cape Coast. Hence, students will be introduced to the use of software such as Microsoft word and Zotero referencing.  

3.Objective: The main objective of the workshop is to enable students develop the necessary skills for writing of their project work and also get them to better appreciate data management and analysis. as critical component in assessing the quality of a research output.

4.Target Audience: The workshop mainly targets all final year students in the College of Humanities and Legal Studies.

5.Expected Outcomes: At the end of the workshop, participants would be able to:

  1. Identify the appropriate data set for their project work;
  2. Easily access data from the various data sources;
  3. Identify the appropriate statistical tool and software for their analysis;
  4. Manage data sets from either secondary or primary sources;
  5. Analyse data and check for rudimentary robustness of the findings;
  6. Write and format project work in line with UCC standards; and

6.Motivation: Final year students undertaking project works have received very little or no training on how to handle data when it comes to their project work. This is partly due to inadequate time for such training. This workshop is therefore intended to serve as a platform where students will have the opportunity to acquire the skills of managing their primary and secondary data sets for their research work. They will also have the chance to practically engage in hands-on exercise that will enable them appreciate data management (and analysis??) in research. It also provides students with an opportunity to learn how to use academic software for research.

7.Duration:  The workshop will be organized over a 10-day period. Details of programme is provided in the table below. 

8. Interested Students can register online via  http://cdamaa.ucc.edu.gh/form

   
Content Outline Presentation Method Name of Presenter Handouts/Materials Time
I. Welcome Address
o Introduction of instructors
o Review of Training objectives Briefly introduce self, training objectives for training session, and training agenda. Prof. Samuel K. Annim None 5mins
II. C-DAMAA
o Introduction activities of C-DAMAA
o Objectives of C-DAMAA
o Accessing C-DAMAA website
o Registration and Downloading Data sets from C-DAMAA This would take the form of power point presentation.
Participants would be practically walked through how to navigate through the C-DAMAA website Ms. Zelda Arku Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 30mins
III. Types of Datasets
o Quantitative and Qualitative
o Primary Data
o Secondary data
o Cross Sectional Data
o Time series
o Panel Data Presentation would mainly take the form of PowerPoint presentation.
There would be discussions on the forms the various types of data would take. Mr. Emmanuel Orkoh Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 90mins
IV. Data Sources
o C-DAMAA (UCC)
ICPSR
NADA
o Ghana Statistical Service
o World Bank
o International Financial Statistics
o UNCTAD
o DATAFIRST
o MIX MARKET This would mainly be practical in nature. Students would be taught how to navigate through the website various data sources.
  Mr. William G. Cantah It would be web based 90mins
V. Introduction to Statistical Softwares      
 
   
o Excel
Basic introduction to excel, its features and how to use excel for basic statistical analysis, graphing, drawing pivot tables etc. Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. Emmanuel Orkoh Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations and data set to be used for practical exercises would be made available to students 60mins
o SPSS
Basic introduction to SPSS, its features, its capabilities, terminologies, etc. PowerPoint Presentation Mr. Raymond Kofi Nti Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 30mins
o STATA
Basic introduction to STATA, its features, its capabilities, terminologies, etc. PowerPoint Presentation Mr. William G. Cantah/ Mr. Emmanuel Orkoh Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 60 mins
o E-Views
Basic introduction to E-Views, its features, its capabilities, terminologies, etc. PowerPoint Presentation Mr. William G. Cantah Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 30mins
o NVIVO
Basic introduction to NVIVO, its features, its capabilities, terminologies, etc. PowerPoint Presentation Mr. Yaw Asamoah Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 30mins
VI. Data Management & Analysis        
o SPSS
Creation of SPSS entry template
Coding and Data entry
Data Management Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. Raymond Kofi Nti/ Mr. William G. Cantah Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations and data set to be used for practical exercises would be made available to students 240 mins
o STATA
Data Management
Descriptive and inferential Statistics
t-test
Chi-square
ANOVA
Regression
OLS and Logit/Probit Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. William G. Cantah/ Mr. Emmanuel Orkoh Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations and data set to be used for practical exercises would be made available to students 900mins
o EVIEWS
Data management
Descriptive Statistics
Time series analysis Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. William G. Cantah/ Mr. Emmanuel Orkoh Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations and data set to be used for practical exercises would be made available to students 180 mins
o NVIVO
Transcribing
Data Cleaning
Data input
Analysis Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. Yaw Asamoah Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations and data set to be used for practical exercises would be made available to students 240mins
VII. Microsoft Office and APA Referencing
o Word Processing
o Using Zotero for APA Referencing Presentation, Discussions and Practical Exercises. Mr. William G. Cantah Soft copies of PowerPoint presentations would be made available to students 120mins

 

Who's Invited?: 

All level 400 students within the College of Humanities and Legal Studies

Contact: 

Zelda Arku- 0240139379

Sponsor: 

Economics Department

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