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SPSS Hands-on: Data Analysis for Research and Publication Workshop


SPSS Hands-on: Data Analysis for Research and Publication Workshop


posterThis workshop will focus on the various ways SPSS can be used in research. It will discuss the common statistical analyses and the appropriate use of these analyses to answer research questions and test hypotheses. Using hands-on exercises, participants will learn how SPSS can be used to screen and explore data, test for normality and equality of variance and execute basic commands. Following this, inferential data analyses including parametric tests such as Pearson Product Moment correlation, t-tests and One-way and Three-way ANOVA, ANCOVA as well as linear regression with moderation and mediation analysis. Non-parametric tests such as Chi-square, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon, Friedman’s ANOVA and Kruskall-Wallis will be also be covered. Discussions and hands-on exercises will include using SPSS to ascertain the reliabilities (Item Analysis, Split-Half, Kuder-Richardson, and Cronbach Alpha) and the various indices of validity of instruments. The workshop will also help participants to interpret correctly the SPSS output of these inferential data analyses, tabulate and report the results in the format acceptable for publication in refereed Web of Science / ISI indexed journals.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 2-day workshop, participants will be able to:

  • enter data in SPSS and carry out data screening.
  • employ the right data analyses based on the scale of measurement of the variables.
  • carry out descriptive data analyses and appropriate inferential data analyses and test for mediation and moderation.
  • employ the right statistical analyses to answer the research questions formulated.
  • report all results using the appropriate format for refereed / ISI-indexed journals.


Date: 17th August 2019 (Saturday)

9.00am - 10.30 am
  • Introduction to SPSS and Research Process
  • Types of data
  • Common SPSS commands
10.30am - 10.45am Tea Break
10.45am - 1.00pm
  • Data screening
  • Testing for normality
  • Descriptive analyses & Graphs
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Inferential analysis
  • Parametric analysis
  • Pearson r, t-tests
  • One-way & Two-way ANOVA
  • Q & A

Date: 18th August 2019 (Sunday)

9.00am - 10.30am
  • Recap
  • Multiple Regression
  • Hierarchical Multiple Regression
10.30am - 10.45am Tea Break
10.45am – 1.00pm
  • Testing for Moderation
  • Testing for Mediation
  • Factor Analysis – Validity & Reliability
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Non-Parametric Statistical Analyses
  • Chi-square, Spearman Rank- Order correlation
  • Mann-Whitney U-test
  • Kruskall-Wallis Test
  • Fiedman’s ANOVA Test
  • Recap and Q & A

Profile of Trainer

Professor Dr. Ananda Kumar PalaniappanProfessor Dr. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan is an Educational Psychologist and former professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. He obtained his doctorate in Creativity from University of Malaya in 1994. He specializes in Creative & Innovative Thinking, Organizational Creativity and Creative Problem Solving.

Dr. Ananda also lectures in Research Methods, Statistics, Educational Assessments and has been conducting SPSS and AMOS workshops since 1995 for both academic and non-academic researchers in both public and private organizations. He also conducts workshops on ‘Publishing in top journals’. He has conducted workshops and presented papers on Creativity and Assessments for numerous groups including managers, magistrates, legal officers and educational administrators in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Spain, UK and the United States of America.

He has researched and published internationally on creativity and on the validation of several instruments. He has published in many international journals including Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal of Psychology and Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Dr. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan is a member of American Psychological Association (APA), American Creativity Association (ACA) and International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP). He can be contacted at ananda4989@yahoo.com or mobile: 019-9310956.

Confirmed of Participants

Note: Max. number of participants is 35. All fees paid are strictly non-refundable.

Participation fee:

RM250 for UM students/RAs
RM300 for UM staff
RM350 for Non-UM staff/students

Payment must be made using the e-Pay@UM system: http://bit.ly/aeispssepay

VERY IMPORTANT: After payment is made, please send your details (full name, status - UM/Non-UM staff/student) and e-pay official receipt to asia_euro@um.edu.my.

Once we confirm that payment is really made, your name will be listed here as confirmed participant. Maximum number of participants is 35 only. All fees paid are strictly non-refundable.

Contact person:
Nazmul Islam
Tel: +6 03-7967 6915 / +6 011 2120 3530 / nzmuljoy@gmail.com

Last Updated: 11/07/2019