Posted October 15, 2021
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) held its regular training course on Survey Operations and Questionnaire Design on September 20-24, 2021. There are twelve participants coming from the Ateneo de Manila University, Batangas Medical Center, Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc., Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya, and PSRTI.
The five-day training course provided the participants with an understanding of the principles of inferential statistics as a tool in evidence-based decision-making and policy analysis. Topics covered were Sampling and Sampling Techniques, Estimation, Hypothesis testing for one population case, two-population case and more than two population case and Chi-Square Test for Independence. The sessions were complemented with hands-on activities that guided the participants in their daily workshops.
On the final day of the course, selected participants gave impressions on the overall conduct of the training. All agreed that the training was very organized where the training hosts kept track of the time/schedule vis-à-vis the flow of the program and discussions. The topics and illustrated cases discussed were crafted in such ways to complement the learnings and skills obtained that prepared them for studying the highly technical aspects of the statistics and the corresponding application software. Resource persons were very competent, knowledgeable in their subject matter and were able to explain complicated/complex topics in a simpler ways.
Assistant Professor Martin Augustine B. Borlongan and Assistant Professor John Carlo P. Daquis, both from the University of the Philippines School of Statistics served as the resource speakers.