UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOP

Data Management and Analysis Workshop for Level 400 Students in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Venue: ICT Centre

Time:   2:00 pm to 5: pm each day

Date:   6th to 10th February 2017

Rate:   20 cedis

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.  

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.

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

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

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.

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

Content Outline

Presentation Method

Name of Presenter

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  1. Welcome Address
    • Introduction of instructors
    • Review of Training objectives

 

Briefly introduce self, training objectives for training session, and training agenda.

Prof. Samuel K. Annim

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  1. C-DAMAA
    • Introduction activities of C-DAMAA
    • Objectives of C-DAMAA
    • Accessing C-DAMAA website
    • 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

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  1. Types of Datasets
    • Quantitative and Qualitative
    • Primary Data
    • Secondary data
    • Cross Sectional Data
    • Time series
    • 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

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  1. Data Sources
    • C-DAMAA (UCC)
      • ICPSR
      • NADA
    • Ghana Statistical Service
    • World Bank
    • International Financial Statistics
    • UNCTAD
    • DATAFIRST
    • 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

  1. Introduction to Statistical Softwares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  1. Data Management & Analysis

 

 

 

 

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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  1. Microsoft Office and APA Referencing
    • Word Processing
    • 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

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NB: Participants would have two sections a day. Each section would last for two hours and there would 30 mins break before the next section takes place.

For more information please contact 0279036094