7th September 2018 – PearlRichards Foundation and WITE organised its maiden Quantitative Analysis Workshop Series. The maiden workshop was on Descriptive Statistics and Exploratory Factor Analysis (with Pearson Correlation). The workshop taught participants techniques in how to summarise categorical and continuous data, understand the structure of a large set of variables and how to reduce them to more a manageable size, as well as to determine the strength and direction of the relationships between these variables. By the end of the workshop, participants learnt:

  1. When to use Descriptive statistics, EFA and Pearson correlation
  2. How to run Descriptive statistics, EFA and Pearson correlation in SPSS
  3. How to interpret and present the SPSS output

The workshop, which took place at the  IT Training Lab, Univ. of Ghana Balme Library, was attended by 22 participants, including 21 women. The participants graduate and doctoral researchers and also lecturers. The next event is scheduled for 5th October 2018 will focus on Simple Linear, Multiple and Hierarchical Regression.