Using SPSS for Labour Market Analysis


Training Course


Duration: This is a 4-day training course.

Course Hours: from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Amman Time)

Format: Available in both format: Online and On-Site (in Amman – Jordan)

Language: Available in both English and Arabic


Why this SPSS training course?

SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. SPSS is a powerful suite of data analytics, reporting and modeling software. It is the data analytics software package of choice for people who are working on livelihood and employment-oriented programme and projects, and they need to analyze quantitative data that they are collecting from the field within the framework of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities. This training course will enable a wide range of users who need to quickly and accurately carry out statistical analysis of data related to labor market.


SPSS functionality ranges from simple plots and charts; through to much more sophisticated statistical tests. Although very broadly applicable, SPSS is very well-suited to analyzing survey data. It has a very broad range of applications from the relatively simple like calculating frequencies and creating lists and charts through to the far more advanced like variance analysis, multivariate statistical analysis and cluster analysis, as well as data analysis functions for testing hypothesis, building predictive models, and enable data-driven decision making.


About the workshop

This SPSS[1] training workshop will teach the participants the fundamentals of using SPSS in labor market assessment. This SPSS workshop involves working on a number of practical, hands-on examples and exercises in a workshop environment that will leave participants with lots of practical SPSS experience as well as useful tips and tricks. The workshop will show the participant how to make the most of SPSS software package.


Who is this course for?

This course is for humanitarian and development aid workers in management positions and technical programme aspects, including project managers, officers, M&E staff /managers who want to understand theories, approaches and practices related to the use of SPSS in labour market analysis and evaluation and want to become familiar with key functions of SPSS for labour market assessment.


Workshop goal

The goal of the workshop is to increase knowledge and requisite skills of participants on the use of SPSS and to enable them to make the most of this powerful software package while allowing them to work independently with SPSS on their own data and provide a solid foundation for advanced data analysis work.


Objectives of the workshop

  1. To introduce participants to the basic practice of statistics by using SPSS Statistics, a statistical software program used for data management and data analysis and learn how to perform basic statistical analyses.
  2. To introduce participants to the use of advanced SPSS for analyzing labor market data for reporting purposes focusing on database management tasks, descriptive statistics and graphics, and basic inferential statistics for comparisons and correlations.


Workshop content

The workshop is organized in modules and each module covers a reasonable content to enable participants connect and progress successively in the next modules.


  1. Review of basic descriptive statistics (Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion)
  2. Introduction to the SPSS, SPSS interface and features, variables, codes, data types, measures, data management in SPSS
  3. Creating, editing quantitative and categorical graphs/charts in SPSS
  4. Advanced data tabulation
  5. Statistical analysis methods and hypotheses testing
  6. Output reports and inferential analysis
  7. Practice - Analysis of Select Labour Market Cases


Workshop output

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:


  1. To be able to perform a wide range of data management tasks in SPSS application in labor market assessment
  2. Understand the basic workings of SPSS and perform basic statistical analyses.
  3. To perform database management tasks, descriptive statistics and graphics, and basic inferential statistics for comparisons and correlations.
  4. To perform data checking and create simple tables and charts.
  5. To perform advanced analysis in SPSS



For Online course: USD 330, covers 4-day training course, 4 hours per day, inclusive of applications and certificate.


For On-Site course: USD 490, covers 4-day training course, 6 hours per day, inclusive of venue cost, coffee breaks, lunch, stationeries, applications, and certificate.


How to Apply

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Course description:


[1] Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is a comprehensive and flexible statistical analysis and data management solution produced by IBM and makes statistical data analysis straightforward. SPSS can take data from almost any type of file and use them to generate tabulated reports, charts, and plots of distributions and trends, descriptive statistics, and conduct complex statistical analyses.


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