Today, finally, the first course towards my Masters degree has started. The course is based on several study materials;
- A study guide from the Open University
- Doing postgraduate research (S. Potter)
- Survey Research ( R. Sapsford)
- as well as using SPSS (originally stood for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and now commonly used as abbreviation for a statistical computer program to analysis research data)
The first focus on the course will be on the books, whilst later in the year, SPSS will be introduced for actual analysis.
In due course I will explain more about how to use SPSS and the different statistical tests it can perform and what they mean.