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Methodology and Software for Processing and Analyzing surveys and Assessments data


New developments in data science offer a tremendous opportunity to improve decision-making. In the development world, there has been an increase in the number of data gathering initiative such as baseline surveys, Socio-Economic Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Nutrition Surveys, Food Security Surveys, Program Evaluation Surveys, Employees, customers and vendor satisfaction surveys, and opinion polls among others, all intended to provide data for decision making.

It is essential that these efforts go beyond merely generating new insights from data but also to systematically enhance individual human judgment in real development contexts.

How can organizations better manage the process of converting the potential of data science to real development outcomes?  How can organizations go beyond merely generating new insights to changing behaviors — not only of their employees, but beneficiary and communities too?

This five days hands-on course is tailored to put all these important consideration into perspective.
It is envisioned that upon completion, the participants will be empowered with the necessary skills to produce accurate and cost effective data and reports that are useful and friendly for decision making.


10 days


This is a general course targeting participants with elementary knowledge of Statistics from Agriculture, Economics, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Education, Medical or public health professionals among others who already have some statistical knowledge, but wish to be conversant with the concepts and applications of statistical modeling. No Prior attendance of a Stata/SPSS/R course is required. The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English.


  • Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts
  • Design and Implement universally acceptable Surveys
  • Convert data into various formats using appropriate software
  • Perform simple to complex data manipulation using Ms Excel
  • Perform basic data analysis tasks with SPSS/Stata/R
  • Perform simple to complex data management tasks using SPSS/Stata/R
  • Correctly identify appropriate statistical test for basic analysis s and perform them using SPSS/Stata or R as the participant choose
  • Use mobile data gathering tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK)
  • Use GIS software to plot and display data on basic maps
  • Use Google Doc and Google maps to collaborate and sharing information
  • Write reports from survey data
  • Put strategies to improve data demand and use in decision making


Day One: Basic statistical terms and concepts

  • Introduction to statistical concepts and GIS for Researchers
  • Sources of Data for Social Statistics
  • Research Design
  • Survey Planning, Implementation and Completion

Day 2: Concepts and Software for Data Processing, management and GIS mapping

  • Data collections methods(Web, SMS, Mobile, Email, Social Media)
  • Use of Mobile Phones for Data Collection and Processing (ODK)
  • GIS mapping for Survey data

Day 3: Introduction to Data management and analysis using Ms Excel

  • Exploring survey data using Excel
  • Tabulating and graphing survey data using Excel
  • Limitation of Excel

Day 4: Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS/Stata/R

  • Introducing Advanced Statistical software (SPSS, Stata and R)
  • Survey data management
  • Graphing survey data

Day 5: Advanced Data Analysis, reporting, dissemination and use

  • Statistical Inference (SPSS/Stata/R)
  • Regression analysis (SPSS/Stata/R)
  • Introduction to panel data analysis(SPSS/Stata/R)
  • Report writing for surveys, data dissemination, demand and use


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in in Kigali, Rwanda . The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250 789 621 067


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 12th August 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.


Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 19-08-2019
Event End Date 30-08-2019
Cut off date 12-08-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 1,112,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,771
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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