The Research Department of the National Institute of Health (NIH) has concluded a two-day hands-on training on Basic SPSS Data Analysis. The workshop was held at the NIH Training Hall in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the education community. The training aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of public health researchers in using SPSS software for data management, analysis, and presentation.
Opening day: Dr. Abdifatah Diriye Ahmed, the Director General of the NIH, launched the training on Basic SPSS Data Analysis at the institute’s center, which was attended by various members from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and the education community. He emphasized the importance of this training for improving the quality of public health research and evidence-based decision-making. He also thanked the experts from the NIH who facilitated the training and shared their expertise with the participants.
The training covered topics such as data entry, data cleaning, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and chi-square tests. The participants learned how to use SPSS to perform these analyses and interpret the results. They also practiced using SPSS on real-world data sets and presented their findings to their peers.
The participants expressed their appreciation for the training and said that it was very useful and informative. They also requested more advanced training on SPSS and other statistical software in the future.