6 Day Workshop on Data Analysis Using SPSS and EViews

A six-day National Workshop on Data Analysis using SPSS and EViews was organized by the Centre for Research, Innovation and Training, IIS (deemed to be University) from 24th February to 29th February 2020. The workshop commenced with the inaugural session on 24th February. Prof. K.S. Sharma, Director CRIT apprised the participants about the functioning of CRIT and objectives of the workshop. He further emphasized on the fact that this workshop was organized to address the challenges and opportunities in the field of research with the help of statistical software like SPSS and EViews. He also stated that the workshop will help the researchers to identify right analytical tool for conducting data analysis. In all50 participants actively participated in the workshop.

Resource person for the 1st session was Prof. C.R. Bishnoi, Head, Department of Economics, IIS (deemed to be University). He elaborately discussed the importance of data analysis and its implementation in the respective domains. 2nd Session taken by Dr. Shweta Kastiya, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIS (deemed to be University), she demonstrated the functioning of SPSS including the following teachers like data entry for analysis, finding outliers, exporting and importing of data etc. Last session was taken by Dr. Vandana Sachdeva, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Management. She discussed the concept of some features like select case, case split file and graphic presentation in SPSS software.

On 2nd day of the workshop, first three sessions were taken by Prof. C. R. Bishnoi, he covered the topic of Hypothesis Testing and the various parametric and non-parametric tests using SPSS. The last session of the day was hands on training on SPSS under the supervision of Dr. Shweta Kastiya.

Resource Person for day 3 and 4 was Dr. Seema Malik, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, she discussed the concept of Structural Equation Model (SEM) using AMOS and also taught the participants about how to compare the results of SPSS and AMOS. She also conducted a training session on exploratory factory analysis.

Training sessions on day 5 and day 6 was taken by Dr. Sunita Arora, Government College of Women, Rohtak. She gave hands on training on SPSS and Eviews covering the topics like; Regression Analysis, Multiple Regression, Time Series Analysis, Vector Auto Regression Model, Co-Integration Model, Ordinary Least Square Model and Auto Regressive Distributed Lag model.

I am sure, that the workshop was a learning experience for all the participants and the techniques learned over past 6 days will definitely help in improving the quality of research.