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Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
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Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017
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Feb 05 - Feb 09, 2018
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Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018
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Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018
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Jul 09 - Jul 13, 2018
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Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2018
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Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018
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Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2018
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Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2018
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Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018
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Course overview

Learn how to collect and analyze data for a management study or audit. Discover how the data shape the results and reliability of the management study or audit.This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Program and Management Analysis.

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Who should attend?

Anyone who is responsible for collecting and analyzing data, such as management, program and systems analysts, will benefit from this course.

Learning outcomes

  • Design a research study
  • Select a sampling procedure
  • Develop effective survey tools and instruments
  • Apply statistical analysis to data

Course outline

Syllabus -- Data Collection and Analysis, PGMT7001D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of five

  • Overview of the Research Process
    • Research in government
    • Phases of the research process
    • The purpose of the study
    • Problem statement
    • Conceptualization
    • Operationalizing the problem
    • State of hypothesis
    • Formulate research questions
    • Criteria for measurement quality

  • Research Design
    • Research methods
    • Experimental study
    • Experimental design

Day two of five

  • Sampling
    • Sampling terminology
    • Kinds of sampling
    • Determining sample size
    • Sampling and non sampling errors
    • Sample table of random numbers
    • Sampling exercise

  • Data Collection
    • Kinds of data
    • Selected secondary data

  • Observation
    • Research application of observation
    • Observer-subject relationship
    • Guidelines for good observation
    • Exercise on observation

Day three of five

  • Questionnaire
    • Questionnaire
    • Steps in developing a questionnaire
    • Cover letter
    • Parts of a questionnaire
    • Types of questions
    • Tips on writing questions
    • Questionnaire revision exercise

Day four of five

  • Interviewing
    • Types of interviews
    • Stages of an interview
    • Interview exercise

Day five of five

  • Data Analysis
    • Extract and organize the data
    • Types of scales
    • Raw data
    • Frequency distribution
    • Measures of central tendency
    • Measures of dispersion
    • Exercises

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