DEPD 2201.3 Software Based Data Analysis using SPSS and EViews

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Basic Course Details

Course Introduction and Objectives

The main objective of this course unit is to provide students a comprehensive knowledge and practice in the applications of EViews and SPSS software and articulate them appropriately to contemporary problems in different context.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course unit, students will be able to:

1. define the scope and the subject matter of SPSS and EViews.
2. describe the methods of importing, reviewing, and manipulating of different data sets.
3. use the tools of performing and presenting simple data modeling and statistical analyses.

• Introduction to EViews
• Starting EViews
• Work files in EViews

• Sample data objects
• Entering data manually
• Importing and exporting data

• Examining the data: single and multiple series
• Summary statistics
• Measures of normality
• Plotting two or more series

• Estimate a Regression Model
• Hypothesis testing
• Modifying the equation
• Interpretation of results

• Orientation to SPSS for Windows
• Creating editing and Importing data
• Characteristics of variables
• Labels and grouping data
• Transformation of variables and splitting samples

• Displaying data with charts and graphs
• Frequency analysis and Descriptive statistics
• Data analysis with Cross tabulation

• Conducting T tests

• Measures of association
• Simple and multiple linear regression
• Interpreting and exporting outputs into different formats

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