Training / Workshops
The UP Population Institute recently conducted two lecture and hands-on training sessions at the UPPI for staff of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The first training held on December 12-14, 2016 was called “Basic Mapping and Advanced Spatial Techniques in QGIS”. For three days, around 20 participants learned the basic input of spatial and non-spatial data into the open GIS software QGIS, visualization, and map-making. Spatial data sampling and buffering were also discussed. The final day involved the crafting and presentation of individual thematic maps.
The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in collaboration with the Demographic Research & Development Foundation, Inc. (DRDF) conducted the Training on Data Analysis Using SPSS (Beginner’s Course) on 11-14 October 2016 at the UPPI Computer Laboratory, Room 1314-1316, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
The workshop zeroed in on the fundamental techniques of demographic analysis, data quality evaluation, and population projections using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Demographic Analysis and Population Projections System (DAPPS). Estimates of population and key measures of fertility, mortality, and migration were generated as part of the process of calculating population projections at both the national and subnational levels.