Being a research based independent and non-political institute, FATA research centre attaches immense importance and gives utmost concentration in presenting its products in a more professional way. With this aim, FRC conducted a training session on SPSS for its employees to not only enhance their skills but also to able the product presentable on the national and international forums. These sort trainings are the part of FRC series of capacity building sessions for its employees and for other eligible professional from FATA.
SPSS is a great tool of data handling and analysis in social sciences research. Other tools such as excel and other database are also used for the same purpose but SPSS provides an easy access to descriptive statistics and frequencies (Responses), that gives a wider variety of charts & graphs, better and more flexible pivot tables and provides a full set of statistical tests. Using the “Split” function in SPSS, it is relatively easy to create tables and charts for subsets without doing any extra work. An attractive feature of SPSS is Labeling Data instead of codes in reports, because the survey software that converts variable Male- into 1 and variable Female- into 2 doesn’t mean you want to see lots of 1s and 2s in the report. SPSS provides an accurate result even when some data is missing, while it also provides easy import functions, unlimited rows for entries and many additional features. In short SPSS saves time and increases productivity and makes it easy to understand statistical results.