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Practical Training on Research Methodology with the Application of SPSS

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Date 24 – 28 August 2019
Course length 5 Days
Time 4:30pm- 7:00pm
Location Himilo Hotel, BuloHubey
Fees $50


The workshop adopts a problem-solving approach which would include lecture and hands-on sessions. The focus would be to undertake research Methodology in Social sciences based setting which includes planning, data collection, data entry, data editing, data analysis, report writing, and publications. Interactive learning sessions would focus on “how to do” including hands-on training to use statistical software. The batch will have 15-20 participants registered on a first come basis.

The course is structured to act as a vehicle for developing your own research proposal and is aimed at learners embarking on post graduate studies and junior Researchers. The course may be especially valuable for individuals returning to academic work after some absence from research, or to those who do not have a good foundation in research methodology.


The core objective of the workshop was to equip the research scholars with a set of skills and potentiality to undertake the research very effectively in the disciplines of social science and to turn completed research into the publishable material of high quality in the form of articles, journals, and books. This workshop is designed to offer the practical guidelines and direct the researchers through all the stages of research from identifying a research problem to the submission of a dissertation, report writing, and research article.

The course intends to deal with a variety of quantitative research methods used in social science researchers. It also gives exposure to data analysis with the help of software packages. The workshop consists of both theory and practical. By the end program, they are expected to develop conceptual clarity and practical knowledge to undertake quality research and writing good research papers field reports and project proposals.


  • Research Officers in INGOs & Local NGOs
  • Students writing thesis/proposal and
  • Those needing to develop their research methods.


The course is organized in modules and each module covers a reasonable content to enable participants to connect and progress successively in the succeeding modules.

Module 1: Introduction to Research Methodology

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Introductions, Variables, conceptual framework

What is the research problem?

  • Understanding the characteristics of the research problem.
  • How the research problem differs from the other parts of the research
  • Discussion: Why is the research problem important?

How to Identify a research problem?

  • Identify potential research problem of interest and locating the research problem.
  • Narrowing your focus problem.
  • Time for Hands-on: Exercises and presentation
  • State Research question and objective

Module 2: A Guide to Writing a Good Literature Review

How to Find and Search Research article

  • Sources of Information for Literature Review
  • Using Google Scholar for scholarly searches.
  • Techniques to identify best-published articles in your research area.

Guide to Writing a Good Literature Review

  • Why Do You Need to Review the Literature for Your Research Project?
  • Requirements of Good Literature Review
  • 8 Steps for Effective Literature Review
  • Summarizing Articles using Excel matrix

Module 3: Methodology

Formulating the Research Design

  • Introduction: Definition, Importance, and Purpose
  • Decide the Purpose of your Research
  • The Process of Research Design
  • Research strategies
  • Sampling and sample procedure
  • Data collection Method

Module 4: Introduction to data analysis

Introduction to SPSS

  • What is SPSS? The Four Windows
  • SPSS Overview
  • Dealing with Data
  • Data entering

Quality of Data

  • Reliability Test (Haw to test the internal consistency of variable
  • Validity test

Module 5: Descriptive Analysis

Basic Descriptive analysis

  • Descriptive analysis of demographic data
  • Descriptive Statistics for Quantitative Variables(items)
  • Haw to report the analysis


  • Report the descriptive information

Module 6: Model test

Model development

  • Research Model and hypothesis setting
  • Computing variables

Correlation analysis (Testing Relationships)

  • Pearson Product- Moment Correlation Coefficient
  • Haw to report the correlation analysis

Hypothesis Test

  • Bivariate Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • How to report the Regression analysis
  • Q & A


The training uses a range of methods, including presentation, group discussion, and practical real-life exercises


The course will take place in Mogadishu, Somalia.


For further inquiry on the course, please contact the organizers on the following contacts:

MOBILE:+252 (0)618333222EMAIL: info@sitco.so

participate, please apply online through the link:



Dr. Ali Yassin Sheikh is an outstanding young scholar and assistant professor at SIMAD University. He holds Bachelor in Applied economics, MBA, MEPM, and Ph.D. in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from International University of Africa in Sudan (IUA), Kampla University and Sudan University of Science and Technology respectively. Ali’s research interests include business innovation, Macroeconomics, Performance measurements and new technologies, women entrepreneurship, and organi­zational communication. He has published numerous articles at peer-refereed international and local.

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