PASTIC organized a three days extensive training workshop on “Research Tools and Techniques (SPSS)” held from November 28-30 2023 for the research scholars of PIDE and Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad at PASTIC National Centre, Islamabad. Objective to organize this workshop was to enhance the research capabilities of research scholars and students. Dr. Maryam Ibrar was the Resource Person and forty-two (42) research scholars from PIDE & Quaid-e-Azam University attended the training workshop.
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a versatile and responsive program designed to undertake a range of statistical procedures. It’s important to note that SPSS is not the only statistical software – there are many others that you may come across if you pursue a career that requires you to work with data. Some of the other more common statistical packages include Stata and SAS (and there are many others). The focus for this session, however, was on SPSS. SPSS software is widely used in a range of disciplines i.e. commonly used in marketing, education research, healthcare and medical etc.
At the end of the training workshop, participants became familiar with SPSS presentation of statistical output and equipped themselves with the basic knowledge, “How to conduct descriptive and Basic Inferential Statistics”.
Director General PASTIC, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, attended the closing session. He briefly introduced the different PASTIC services and explained the objective to organize such training workshops. At the end of the session, Director General PASTIC, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh distributed the training certificates amongst the participants.