New PSPP training dates announced (IoF and Adroit Thinking)

Adroit Thinking, in collaboration with the Institute of Fundraising, have just announced 2 training courses using the open source stats package PSPP.

The courses are run by David Dipple, owner of Adroit Thinking and Consultancy Director of Adroit Data & Insight. David has worked with fundraising clients for over 25 years and has trained numerous analysts and fundraisers in how to use statistics and analysis to get more out of their data. These courses range from understanding basic statistics, through statistical programming to predictive modelling.

Introduction to PSPP

Date: 10th June 2015
Location: London
Trainer: David Dipple
Bookings: Please contact David at david.dipple@btinternet.com

Coming down to the Sig Awards and want to make full use of your day; why not spend it learning PSPP?
SPSS is one of the most powerful and widely used statistical software packages used within the NFP arena; unfortunately, it is also quite expensive – especially for smaller organisations. PSPP is a free open source stats package that is similar to SPSS and can use SPSS datasets and a good deal of SPSS syntax.
I will be running some more advanced statistical analysis courses in 2015 that will use PSPP as a base for the analysis. These will include:

  • Modelling
  • Factor Analysis and Clustering
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Analysis Workshops
  • And many more …….

The delegates will be supplied with a laptop and all the software and data that will be used in the course. Should you want to supply your own laptop, contact me and I will inform you as to the software required. All course material will be provided on the day by the course trainers. Places on this course are very limited.

The cost of this course is £195 for NFP organisations and £250 for commercial organisations.


Introduction to Modelling Using PSPP

Date: 12th June 2015
Location: London
Trainer: David Dipple
Bookings: Please contact David at david.dipple@btinternet.com

After seeing what others have done to win at the Sig Awards; why not learn to build your own models?
The course that a great many people have requested is here! Learn how to build statistical models using PSPP. You will learn about how to approach a modelling project, the importance of understanding the data and also how to build your own propensity models.
We will concentrate on using the following techniques:

  • Proxy/fuzzy models
  • Binary Logistic Regression

In the morning we will examine the technical and statistical aspects on modelling and the afternoon will concentrate on building models so that you can get experience on creating models on a number of different datasets.

It should be noted that delegates will need to have experience using PSPP/SPSS syntax and/or attended the Introduction to PSPP course. This course will not be intelligible without this basic knowledge. Any of the models created can be converted from PSPP syntax to SPSS syntax with only a minor amount of reworking. There are some key differences between SPSS and PSPP in terms of modelling and if a pure SPSS course is required this can be supplied but will need to be carried out and arranged privately.

It is hoped that the delegates will be supplied with a laptop and all the software and data that will be used in the course – but the number of available PC is limited and will be supplied on a first come first served basis. Should you want to supply your own laptop, contact me and I will inform you as to the software required. All course material will be provided on the day by the course trainers. Places on this course are limited.

The cost of this course is £195 for NFP organisations and £250 for commercial organisations. If oversubscribed, an additional set of dates may be arranged.