【Report】Statistical analysis useful for social surveys: SPSS Workshop
Date : 6th ,7th,9th,10th February ,2017
Place : Japan Women’s University (Mejiro campus) 2-8-1 Mejirodai,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Lecturer : Professor Kim Myoungjung
The Research Institute for Women and Careers has held the “Statistical analysis useful for social surveys: SPSS Workshop” for students and staff of the university every year since 2012. This year, the workshop was held in a computer seminar room with the cooperation of the Media Center. In a series of four successive lectures, Kim Myoungjung of the NLI Research Institute spoke about basic knowledge and the basic operations of SPSS, data processing, cross tabulation, and the basics of statistical analysis (regression analysis). As a new experiment this year, the workshop was divided into an Introductory Segment on February 6th (Mon.) and 7th (Tue.) and a Foundation Segment on the 9th (Thu.) and 10th (Fri.), with each session extended by 30 minutes to enhance the proceedings.
Judging from responses to a questionnaire survey, the workshop was very well received, with feedback including “The speaker’s explanation was easy to understand, with some parts repeated, and that helped me to understand as the workshop progressed” and “Thanks to the very well-explained handouts, this will also be useful in my future research”.
Other participants already had a little experience of SPSS operation before attending the workshop. Feedback included comments such as “Because it was divided into an Introductory Segment and a Foundation Segment, I was happy to attend the Foundation Session” and “I was able to understand well, because the explanations of how to establish the null hypothesis and how to verify qualitative and quantitative analysis were repeated.”