International Workshop on Statistics for Health and Social Science Researchers for National Development

Starting November 9, 2017 - Ending November 9, 2018 Expired


The University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) and D&D Statistical Consulting Services Ltd. have collaborated to organize an International Workshop on “Statistics for Health and Social Sciences Researchers for National Development”.


Workshop Objective

This is a competence-based training which aims at providing participants with intensive, hands-on training from introduction to advanced statistical analysis and geographic information systems for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in public health and social science research. It also aims at equipping participants to make informed decisions for national development based on empirical data with robust statistical analysis. It will focus on real life data analysis and interpretation. Theoretical background of the techniques will be introduced briefly.

Workshop Content

|  Introduction to Stata software for statistical analysis

|  Data management using Stata: Data quality issues

|  Review of basic statistical concepts:

|  Sampling and sample size calculation for various outcome measures

|  Analysis of continuous outcomes variables with Stata

|  Analysis of categorical outcomes with Stata

|  Analysis of count outcomes with Stata

|  Introduction to survival analysis (time to an event outcome) Introduction to factor analysis with Stata

|  Introduction to Spatial Statistics and Geographic Information System

|  General discussion on research methodology (statistical technique).


Workshop Details

Duration/Time: Two weeks: From Monday, 8th to Friday, 19th January, 2018. Time is 9:00am – 4:00pm each day.


Venue:  Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) Conference Room, near the School of Public Health, University of Ghana.


Package & Fees: Includes tuition fee, accommodation, partial board – breakfast daily, refreshments, and lunch on workshop days and round-trip airport transfers), but not including airfare and visa fees.  The course fee is USD 1,000 for Local Participants and USD 2,500 for Foreign Participants.


Application Information

You can directly apply online via

OR you can also download the application form via or contact For further information, kindly contact: Irene Yeboaa Ashiley - School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra –Ghana, Phone:  +233 557756126/+233 260756744, E-mail:


§  Completed application form should be sent to the same contact details above.


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