The Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee, of Business Studies Department (BSD), of ‘University of Technology and Applied Sciences’- Salalah, has organized a workshop on SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) with the support of the ‘OJT and Industrial Link Committee’, for the staff members on Tuesday 23rd February, 2021. The guest speaker Dr. Dharmendra Singh, Associate Professor, Modern College of Business & Science, Muscat, was the facilitator for the workshop.
During the session, the facilitator presented comprehensive information on statistical analysis of data for research findings. The facilitator elucidated the participants, the analysis of statistical information using ‘Microsoft Excel Worksheet’ and also the software-SPSS, which is used by various kinds of researchers for complex statistical data analysis. The facilitator explained the role of statistical measures ‘correlation’ and ‘regression’ in determining the relationship between two or more numerical or quantifiable variables.
The session progressed by involving the participants and solving the following questions: Are two or more variables related? If so, what is the strength of the relationship? What type of relationship exists between variables whether simple or multiple? What kind of predictions can be made from the relationship? The session was lively and participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the virtual session. By attending the program, the participants were satisfied to acquire the basic understanding of using the software-SPSS.