Brush up your SPSS skills

Methodology courses and philosophy of sciences

Workshop information

Number of sessions: 1
Hours of sessions: 4
Course fee: 

  • free for PhD candidates of the Graduate School
  • € 240,- for non-members
  • consult our enrolment policy for more information


Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 (Graduate School).

January 24 (Thursday) 2018
Tinbergen building (directions), room HT-204

Aims and working method

This workshop provides an introduction to a number of statistical analyses with SPSS, one of the worldwide most popular statistical software packages. The workshop is based on a hands-on approach and includes concrete and practical exercises.

Learning objectives

After completing the workshop, participants will know:

  • How a number of popular statistical analyses can be conducted with SPSS (including descriptive analysis, bivariate analysis, regression analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis).
  • How to interpret the output of those analysis.

Suitable for

People with no or hardly any knowledge of / skills in doing statistical analysis with SPSS.

How to prepare

  • The course takes place in a computer room, so you will not have to bring your own laptop and software.
  • The instructor will offer data for the exercises. It is also possible to bring your own dataset.

Dr. Fadi Hirzalla is the Graduate School senior lecturer and methodology consultant. He specialises in quantitative and qualitative methods and methodology, next to his substantive interests in citizenship and new media, with a particular focus on intercultural relations and young people. Prior to joining the Graduate School, he worked at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University.