The Institute conducts regular training on Advanced Statistical Data Analysis and Data Management using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). It has conducted other short-term training programs, such as Technical Writing and Presentation of Research Results, Population Leadership Development Program Training for LGUs on Information Technology in Demographic Data Appreciation, Measurement of Healthy Life Expectancy and Spatial Analysis. In 2012, the UPPI conducted training on Data Analysis using SPSS in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia for the staff of its Department of Health and Social Affairs.
Members of the faculty serve in Technical Committees of the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA), the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Population (POPCOM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Research Advisory Board, the Program Committee of the Population Center for Population and Development, and the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Social Science Council. The faculty members also serve as consultants in various capacities to different government agencies like the Department of Education, Department of Health, and the Department of Social Work and Development.
The course provides an intensive introduction to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), now known as IBM SPSS Statistics. SPSS is a user-friendly statistical software and a powerful and versatile tool for data analysis.
The course will utilize a survey dataset to cover the following topics: preparation of data for analysis, variable transformation, data manipulation, generation of frequency distributions, summary statistics, crosstabulations and statistical graphs. The course will also provide an introduction to multivariate analysis.
Requirement: Must have knowledge of basic statistical concepts and have experience in computer operations using MS Windows
Training on Advanced Statistical Analysis
The course will cover the following advanced statistical techniques in quantitative data analysis: Binary and Multinomial Logistic Regression, Multiple Classification Analysis (MCA), Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), Factor Analysis, Item Analysis and Reliability Analysis.
The course will tackle situations when each method may be applied, the assumptions needed, how to set up the analysis using statistical packages, and how to interpret the results. Data manipulation techniques such as handling of multiple response variables will also be discussed. SPSS will be used as the primary statistical software in addition to STATA and MS Excel.
Requirement: Must have understanding of basic statistical concepts and basic SPSS background
Course on Survey Research Methods and Data Processing
This course covers topics such as research design, survey methods, data processing, and data analysis. Training can be customized to fit the needs of the participants.
Information Technology (IT) in Demographic Data Appreciation for LGUs
Training of municipal development officers or local executives and their technical assistants about demographic data appreciation at the LGUs; covering basic demographic concepts and measures.