Managing and Writing a High Quality MS/PhD

Dissertation- The 5 Chapters of a Thesis

Software Application SPSS V.20, NVIVO, EndNote X5 & GPower


The art of writing a research thesis is one of the most difficult and demanding tasks that a researcher may face. The entire research process requires very essential skills particularly managing the thesis part of MS/PhD program. A high Quality Thesis not only determines success in current program but also opens new doors for future research, academic career, next level degree and scholarships for post-doc.

In order to enhance the research capabilities and to inculcate modern thesis writing trends, the researchers are invited to participate in an international workshop “Managing and Writing a High Quality Ms/PhD Dissertation/Thesis- Software Application SPSS, NVIVO, EndNote X5 & GPower” on 6-8 March, 2013. The workshop will help the researchers to effectively design their path to produce a high quality dissertation/thesis.

The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D organizations and Social Sector organizations are requested to participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected through internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us (00971528047514, 00923224309974) or

Course Outline:

·        Introduction 

·        Review of Literature

·        Method and Procedure

·        Main Objectives of the Study

·        Hypothesis(es) formulation

·        Sample size determination

·        Instruments (tools)/Scale development

·        Sample size Determination using GPower (Open Source Soft)

·        Analysis of Data

·        Results and Discussion

·        Summary and Conclusion

·        Suggestions and Recommendations for Further Studies

·        References

·        Appendices


Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS V.20


·        Data entry in SPSS, Data cleaning

·        Defining variable on SPSS variable view screen

·        Assigning value labels, working with data files

·        Checking scale reliability through SPSS

·        Creating new variables from existing one

·        Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative & Quantitative Data

·        Parametric Inference for Mean (One, Two & MultipleSamples)

·        Non–Parametric Inference for Mean (One, Two & MultipleSamples)

·        The Regression Analysis


Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO Software


·        Introduction of NVIVO

·        Basics of NVIVO and setting up a project

·        Importing and Coding Documents 

·        Developing Literature Review Using NVIVO

·        Working with your themes and ideas and shaping your findings

·        Importing and coding additional sources (Audio & Videofiles) 

·        Classifying and Categorizing Data

·        Grouping your data: collections and links 

·        Exploring your data

·        Models and relationships 

·        Visualizing your data

·        Reporting and presenting your findings


Citation & Referencing in Research Using EndNote X5


·        Comparative overview of reference management systems

·        Why citation styles and references?

·        Endnote overview, installation and practice 

·        Browsing and searching through endnote

·        Create and manage a references library

·        Edit, sort, format and insert references

·        Employ and practice the ‘cite while you write’ (CWUR) feature

·        Hands on practice  and self-reflection session


Resource Persons:

Professor Dr. Alay Ahmad

Post Doc

University of North Carolina (USA)

Higher Education Approved PhD Supervisor


Research Center for Training & Development

Qualitative Research Methods

Joanna Chrzanowska


Qualitative Research Methods

Author of a Book on Qualitative Research Methodologies


Foundations of Qualitative Research

The Qualitative Mind

United Kingdom


Research Center for Training & Development(RCTD)


Mr. Anton Svendrovski


Data Analysis for Dissertation/Thesis

IBM SPSS Certified





Research Center for Training & Development(RCTD)

Nadeem Iqbal

Assistant Director

Azra Naheed Research Centre


Thesis Writing and Qualitative Data Analysis

Expert of Qualitative Data Analysis Using NVIVO


Research Centerfor Training & Development (RCTD)

Mr. Bilal Sharif

Research Executive 

Expert of reference management toolEndNote X5, Refwork, Zotero


Research Center for Training &Development (RCTD)




Date: 6th - 8th of March, 2013 (Wednesday-Friday)

Time:  9:30 am-5:00 pm Gulf Standard Time (DST)

Investment:   Rs. 3000/participant International: US$200/participant

Institutional Participation:  Rs. 40,000 International: US$1500 (up to 30 participants)


Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. The host institute does not require to have any conferencing facility. The conferencing facility will be provided by RCTD. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (00971528047514, 00923224309974) or 

Online Registration:


Registration details and payment options, click the link below


Registration and payment details for  international participant,click the link below 


The participant will also get


·        Resource Material (soft copy through email)

·        Certificate of Participation (through courier)

·        Software and workshop recordings (through courier)

Payment Through PayPal for International Participant (The Secure and Fast)

The universities/institutes and individual participants from around the world can pay through RCTD PayPal Option. The world most secured and fast way of paying.  For paying through PayPal use the email: and confirm us after paying at


For details  of all the payment options other than PayPal, click the link below 

How to participate?


The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop at the time mentioned on the link, after clicking the setup will start and  after 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop.    



·        Desktop computer/Laptop P4 or latest

·        Windows XP/ Vista/Windows 7/Mac

·        Internet connectivity

·        A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)


Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty Members
  • Research Scholars (MPhil/PhD)
  • Research Associates
  • Researchers of Medical Sciences
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations

Contact Us:


Managing Director (MD)
Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD INC)
Cell: 00971528047514, 0092322-4309974

Skype: research.rctd  



Regional Office

Research Center for Training & Development

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