International Certification

Survey Research: A Practical Workshop for Planning, Managing and Analyzing Surveys

12-13 May, 2018 (Thursday-Friday)


Quality research always demands thoughtfully framed sample and data collection techniques. The rightly chosen sample leads to good results of study while good survey produces reliability in the research. RCTD is organizing an International Research Workshop “Designing and Conducting Surveys and All Possible Sample Size Determination” on 12-13 May, 2018 through High Definition (HD) Video Conferencing.


The goal of this workshop is neither to teach nor to preach survey statistics, but rather to help users bridge the gap between classical and survey statistics in a meaningful and lasting way. The intent is for researchers who are already comfortable with classical statistics to carry out their statistical research programs using survey data with the same level of confidence.


This workshop will quickly help you to learn the basics of SPSS for analyzing the types of data that results from most surveys. Participants who have no previous direct experience using SPSS, but have had a statistics course, will be able to analyze survey data using SPSS by the end of the day.


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 through phone/mobile (03124415574, 00971523560615) or email on


Note: The university/institute will pay the fee after the workshop. We will send all certificates and dvds of workshop recordings through courier.





Date: 12-13 May, 2018 (Thursday-Friday)

Individual Participation:   Rs. 3000

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

Registration: Click this (kindly register and receive the preparatory material for the workshop).




  • Introduction to workshop; to understand the aim, objectives and learning approach of the workshop
  • Why conduct survey research?; to understand the reasons for conducting surveys
  • Overview of survey research steps; to understand the basic survey research steps



Planning the Survey

  • What to consider when planning a survey; to understand considerations for planning a survey
  • Determining the survey method; to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of survey method (i.e., telephone, online, mail, face to face)



 Developing the Survey Questionnaire

  • What to consider in the introduction? What kinds of questions? What kind of scale? What kind of wording? What kind of placement? Special considerations for interviewer and self- administered surveys; to understand principles and guidelines for developing survey questionnaires
  • Developing the survey questionnaire



 Apply Sampling Procedures

  • Probability Sampling Techniques, Sample Size, Obtaining a sampling frame; to understand considerations for designing a sampling plan
  • Step 4: Pre testing the Survey
    • How to pretest; to understand procedures for pre testing
    • What pretests can tell you; to understand what types of information a pretest will provide



 Implementing and Managing a Survey

  • Data Management, Quality Control Strategies, Strategies for increasing response rate; to understand how to implement and manage a survey



Capacity Building in Inferential Statistics for Surveys

  • The Research Process and Statistics
  • What are inferential Statistics?
  • The Goal of Inferential Statistics
  • Basic Principle of Inferential Statistics
  • Probability- From Population to Representative Sample
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Sampling Error
  • Sample Mean
  • Normal Distribution
  • Zee Scores
  • T Distribution
  • Confidence Levels and Intervals
  • Testing of Hypothesis
  • Type I Error & Type II Error
  • Concept of P Value
  • Understanding Significance Value
  • Contingency Table and Chi Square Statistics
  • Bi-variate Statistics
  • Multi-variate Statistics


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


Compute Variables/Data Transformation using SPSS


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


Descriptive Analysis for Surveys


  • Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative Data
  • Descriptive Analysis for Quantitative Data
  • Tabulation and Numerical Presentation of Data
  • Measuring the Central Tendency
  • Measuring Position and Dispersion
  • Selection of Appropriate Statistical tools for Data Presentation


Comparing Groups for Surveys


  • T-tests
  • Repeated measurement ANOVA


Measuring Association for Surveys


  • Chi-Square Test in Survey Data Analysis (Case)
  • Fisher’s Exact Test for Nominal Scale Data
  • Coefficient of Contingency
  • Crammer’s V


Seeing Relationship for Surveys


  • Pearson Correlation, Spearman Correlation
  • Multiple correlations, Partial Correlation
  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Multiple Regressions


Resource Persons:


Dr. Khaliquzaman 

Faculty Member

Dhofar University



Designing and Conducting Surveys and Analysis


Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD)


Dr. Saima Rashid

IBM SPSS Certified


Department of Statistics and Information

Prince Sultan University

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Mr. Arshad



Institute of Research Promotion

Expert of Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS


Department of Surveys and Data Management



Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own auditorium/computer lab. 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 through phone/mobile (03421114154, 03224309974, 00971523560615) or email on



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

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:


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


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