RIMC Workshop Series : "Essentials Of Inferential Statistical Analyses In Social Science Using SPSS"


 This workshop aims to provide participants with knowledge and skills on some common inferential statistics tests in the Social Sciences research and to implement the tests with the aid of the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). Among the parametric statistical tests covered include independent t-test, dependent t-test, One-Way ANOVA, Repeated Measures ANOVA. The non-parametric statistical tests covered include Mann-Whitney U, Wilcoxon Signed Rank, Kruskal Wallis, Friedman. The workshop will also discuss the concept of statistical significance and practical significance (effect sizes) in reporting of results in academic publications. This workshop does not deal with the mathematical aspects of the tests and focusses on the appropriateness of using a particular test, implementing the test using SPSS and preparing the report of the results. It is expected that the participants have some working knowledge of SPSS in terms ofpreparing a data file.



Dr Hong Kian SamAbout the Facilitator

Assoc. Prof.Dr Hong Kian Sam 

is a Professor of Learning Sciences at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and Master of Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia. His PhD in Education was awarded by University of  Otago, New Zealand and was completed under the University of Otago’s 125th Jubilee Scholarship. Prior to his academic position in UNIMAS, he was attached to the Regional Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SEAMEO RECSAM) and was a secondary school teacher. Dr Hong is active in postgraduate supervision and also serves as external examiners for Master and PhD theses locally and internationally. He is also involved in research projects funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr Hong has published widely in international journals such as the Internet and Higher Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology and Society, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Asia Pacific Education Researcher, and Science Education International. He also serves as editorial board member and reviewer for 





Date: 23th April 2014

Time: 9:00am – 4.30pm

Venue: General 2 Lab , Blok B Level LG Bangunan FSKTM


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