The exchange pupils and headteachers of the University Basic Schools with the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan

CERED Trains Postgraduate Students on Basic Statistics Analytical Tools

The Centre for Educational Research, Evaluation and Development (CERED), has organised a two-day workshop for postgraduate students on common statistical tools that would help them in writing their dissertation or thesis.

Opening the workshop, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley advised postgraduate students to make efforts to complete their research work within the stipulated time of their studies.

He noted that in recent times, there had been an increase in the completion rate of postgraduate students due to some measures the School of Graduate Studies had put in place. “UCC is a living example and postgraduate students have no excuse to complain because they have always been provided with the necessary information to help them finish their studies on time,” he noted.

The Dean of the SGS commended CERED for bringing students together to share ideas on common problems concerning their research work. he noted that the topics for the workshop would assist them with skills to analyse their data.  

He noted that at the graduate level, students should be able to think critically to solve problems of society and therefore, collection of information was very keen. He said that “in an era where most of the information has been digitised, students need to know how to search and make good use of it to solve problems.”

In his welcome address, the Coordinator of the CERED, Dr. Mark Amponsah, entreated the participants to follow the presentations and work hard to gain mastery of the different research tools in order to manipulate them for any research work.

Participants of the two-day workshop would be taken through statistical analysis tools such as T-test, ANOVA, Chi Square, Correlation and Regression. Resource persons are Dr. Might Kojo Abreh, Dr. Nathaniel K. Howard and Dr. Christopher Y. Kwaah.