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Event: 'Data Management Using CSPro'

Date:February 20 – 23, 2017 (Monday to Thursday)
Last date of registration: February 6, 2017

Course objective
Data management plays a crucial role in ensuring quality of research data. A well designed database is one of the key components of data management. There are several software packages that are available for this purpose. However, irrespective of the type of database used, a lot of planning and thought goes into the designing of a database depending upon the study design, study setting and the manpower available.

CSPro is a public domain data management software, developed and maintained by the US Census Bureau.

(https://www.census.gov/population/international/software/cspro/csprodown...). This software can be used for entering, editing, tabulating, mapping, and disseminating census, survey data. This 4 day introductory workshop focuses on designing a data entry application using CSPro and how to use other tools and applications in CSPro for data management.

At the end of workshop, the participants will be able to list the key steps in database designing, develop programmatic checks, appreciate the importance of database validation, develop post-entry data checks to ensure data quality of a typical survey and running basic analysis tables. Participants will also be able to deploy data entry applications to android devices.

Topics to be covered
Introduction to CSPro working environment
Data structures and Data types
Designing a data entry application
Creating data dictionary
Logic checks and skip patterns
Double data entry method
Database validation
Data validation
Batch Edit Application
Tabulation Application
Data transfer to other statistical software
Database backup and archiving
CSPro data entry application deployment to Android Device

Who can attend?
This four day introductory course is suitable for computer programmers, IT professionals, and subject-matter specialists such as statisticians, demographers, and economists who wish to use CSPro to manage survey or other quantitative data. Applicants are not expected to have previous experience using CSPro but must be comfortable with Windows Operating system based software. It is desirable if participants are familiar with using basic scripting language.

Registration Fee
Indian National: 10000 INR per participant
International Participant: 20000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses nearby the institute upon request.

Key Resource Faculty
Manoj Kumar Soni is a Senior Database Administrator at Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi. His educational background being in M.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.P.S. (Population Studies). He has more than 10 years of experience in design, implementation and data analysis with several data processing softwares((CSPro, SPSS, Stata, EPI Info, MS Access, MS Excel, Open Clinica) . He has the expereicne of working in several national (NFHS, DLHS, SAGE, GATS) and international clincial and public health realted projects. Before joining IIPH-D, he has been associated with Indian Institute of Health Management Research(IIHMR), Jaipur for about a decade. He has also provided his services as a as data manager for the Afghanistan National Mortality Survey. He has been involved as Consultant in Afghanistan DHS with Moph, Afghanistan and USAID.

Where to send Registrations?
Please send your filled in registration forms by email to trainings@iiphd.org

How to submit the fee?
Please submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.
International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

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