International Research Workshop

SPSS for Beginners-SPSS Step by Step

Less Statistical & More Usage of SPSS



Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers. RCTD is regularly conducting workshops since the last three years, to train the faculty, researchers in planning, conducting and publishing high quality research.


RCTD is organizing an international research workshop "SPSS for Beginners-SPSS Step by Step" on 20-21 February, 2015 through High Definition Video Conferencing. The workshop is designed for the Beginners who have very basic level of understanding of the inferential Statistics and usage of Softwares SPSS. The workshop is a step by step approach for data analysis for summarizing and presenting data, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparing groups, measuring associations, seeing relationships and predictive analysis.


The workshop will focus more on understanding of key concepts and less on formulas and calculations, which can be done on statistical software (SPSS). The participants will be provided with their relevant discipline data sets, and they will perform the tests/exercises along with the international resource persons.


RCTD will provide the software for practice sessions. The participant will also get a certificate of participation and a dvd of workshop recordings for reinforcement of learning. The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D Organizations and Social Sector Organizations can 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 with internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us through email ( or Call us (+92 3224309974, +971 551192657, +1 905 487 1733). For institutional participation, the conferencing arrangements include high definition audio/video, split screen/multiple screens feature, live practice session booth, instant interactivity tools, audience pools and multiple choice exercise feature. Kindly Visit: (video conferencing)



Kinds of Data and Data Entry

  • Interval Data
  • Ordinal Data
  • Nominal Data
  • Getting Started with SPSS for Windows
  • Introduction
  • Variable Names and Value Labels
  • Variable Names
  • Value Labels
  • Data Entry using the Keyboard
  • Editing Data on the Grid
  • Data Import and Export

Exercise 1

Sample Questionnaire and Coding, Variable Labels, Value Labels and Data entry

Exercise 2

Read an Excel Data file into SPSS


Compute Variables/Data Transformation using SPSS


  • Transforming Variables to Satisfy Assumptions
  • Transforming Variables
  • Transformations for Normality 

Exercise 3

Compute/Transform Sample Data File


Descriptive Analysis using SPSS


  • Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative Data
  • Descriptive Analysis for Quantitative Data
  • Tabulation and Numerical Presentation of Data
  • Measuring the Central Tendency

Exercise 4

Perform Descriptive Analysis on Sample Data File


Exploratory Data Analysis using SPSS


  • Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Stem-and-Leaf Displays
  • Scatter Plot Matrices

Exercise 5

Perform Exploratory Data Analysis on Sample Data File


Inferential Statistics for Beginners

  • What are Inferential Statistics?
  • Probability- From Population to Representative Sample
  • Normal Distribution
  • Confidence Levels and Intervals
  • Testing of Hypothesis
  • Type I Error & Type II Error
  • Concept of P Value
  • Alpha level

Inferential Analysis using SPSS


Comparing Groups


 Case Studies for Understanding and Data Files for Analysis



One sample t-test

Paired sample t-test

Independent sample t-test


Exercise 6

Perform Analysis on Sample Data File


Measuring Association


 Case Studies for Understanding and Data Files for Analysis


·        Chi-Square Test

·        Coefficient of Contingency

·        Crammer’s V


Exercise 7

Perform Analysis on Sample Data File


Seeing Relationship


 Case Studies for Understanding and Data Files for Analysis


·        Pearson Correlation

·        Spearman Correlation

·        Partial Correlation

·        Multiple correlations


Exercise 8

Perform Analysis on Sample Data File


Reliability analysis


Cronbach’s Alpha


Exercise 9

Perform Test on Sample Data File


Predictive Analysis using SPSS


 Case Studies for Understanding and Data Files for Analysis


·        Simple Linear Regression

·        Multiple Regressions


Exercise 10

Perform Analysis on Sample Data File


International Research Faculty


Professor Dr. M. A. Salih

Phd in Statistics

University of Illinois 

President of Arab Statisticians

Author of Books on Statistics

Research Supervisor


Research Center for Training & Development


Dr. Saima Rashid

Data Analyst

IBM SPSS Certified

Faculty Member

Prince Sultan University

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Expert in Inferential Analysis using SPSS

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Tahir Iqbal

Data Analyst

Consultant for Statistical Package SPSS & AMOS Softwares

Expert in Data Analysis and Structural Equational Modeling (SEM)

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Schehar Bano

Data Analyst

Expert in Data Analysis using SPSS


Research Support Services





Date: 20-21 February, 2015 (Friday-Saturday)

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm Dubai, UAE

Contribution: Rs. 3000/participant

Institutional Contribution:  Rs. 40,000 (up to 40 participants)

International Participant:   US$ 200


Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. RCTD will provide the conferencing facility. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (00971551192657) or  The university/institute will pay the participation fee after the one week of the workshop for the convenience of processing and paying the invoice. RCTD will send the certificates of participation and DVDs of workshop recordings for 40 participants after the workshop through courier service. Kindly (current workshop)


Online Registration


Kindly send us the following details on


Name of the Participant:


Discipline/Area of Research:


Phone/Cell: For Courier

Postal Address: For courier of Certificate and a DVD of Workshop recording


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 on the time mentioned, 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

WindowsXP/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

For any questions or concerns regarding payments please contact one of our offices for assistance.


Managing Director (MD)

Cell: +92 3224309974
Cell: + 97 551192657

Skype: research.rctd  


RCTD INC., North America Head Office

Office: +1 905487 1733


RCTD INC., Asia/ Gulf Region Office

PO Box 54816 Abu Dhabi UAE

217J1 Wapda Town, Lahore

Office :+97 1551192657, +92 3224309974