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Public Health Research & Surveys Tools

Epi Info

Epi Info is a series of programs for Windows for use by public health professionals in conducting outbreak investigations, managing databases for public health surveillance and other tasks, and general database and statistics applications.

With Epi Info and a personal computer, physicians, epidemiologists, and other public health and medical workers can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

Learning Objectives

This course teaches Epi Info within the framework of a Community Health Assessment. Beginner and Intermediate students will learn to create a survey, enter data, and analyze the results. Graphing, mapping, and presentation methods are also covered in this comprehensive overview of Epi Info.

Advanced students will benefit from the Intermediate Analysis lesson, which focuses on data management and uses data readily available in epidemiologic work from sources from world international bodies.

Epi Info comes with three tutorials that illustrate epidemiologic methods using Epi Info.

Oswego Tutorial. This classic tutorial describes an outbreak investigation following a church supper in Oswego, New York, U.S.A. Objectives include how to create the following:

  • A line listing;
  • An epidemic curve;
  • 2X2 tables and associated statistics; and
  • Food-specific attack rates.
Rhodo Tutorial. This tutorial describes the investigation of a postoperative rhodococcal infection after open heart surgery. Objectives include the following:

  • Make up a questionnaire for descriptive and case-control studies
  • Construct a questionnaire in epi info makeview and enter data
  • Revise a questionnaire
  • Guide data entry with check code
  • Perform sample calculations and obtain random numbers
    Analyze data and draw conclusions
Surveillance Tutorial. This tutorial covers the scenario where you provide consultation and advice on computerizing a surveillance system in a developing country. Learning Objectives include:

  • Important decisions if remote sites must report to a central site
  • Identification and updating of records and error correction
  • Data integrity and confidentiality
  • Summary data versus individual episode records
  • Considerations for staffing, equipping, and running a surveillance system

Registration

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Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro)

The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a public domain software package used by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating census and survey data. CSPro is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, yet powerful enough to handle the most complex applications. It can be used by a wide range of people, from non-technical staff assistants to senior demographers and programmers.

Features

CSPro is used primarily for data entry, editing, tabulation, and dissemination. While some organizations use CSPro in conjunction with other statistical packages, CSPro can also be used as the sole program for processing census or survey data. For example, an organization can collect data using tablet computers with CSPro software or use the data entry tool to key results from paper questionnaires.

After data collection, an organization can edit and impute data in CSPro before preparing appropriate analytical tables with the tabulation tool. Finally, an organization can use CSPro to generate web-based and standalone data dissemination products.

Widespread Use

CSPro is used in over 160 countries. Leading statistical agencies in the developing world use CSPro to process census data. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities, hospitals, and private sector groups also use CSPro for survey work. CSPro can be used to process censuses and surveys of any size and has been used to process the census data for both Djibouti (less than one million people) and Indonesia (more than 235 million). Examples of uses of CSPro include:
  • Censuses (population and housing; agriculture; and economic)
  • Demographic and labor force surveys
  • Household income and expenditure surveys
  • Major international projects such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Who should attend

The course is designed for data processing coordinators/supervisors/data entry operators, researchers, demographers, and data managers, all level of persons who has the basic computer knowledge with work related to data processing of the survey or census. No previous experience of CSPro is required but participants are assumed to be comfortable with Windows based software.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand about questionnaire, concept of data processing.
  • An understanding of data structures – you will be able to design your own data entry applications in the future.
  • An appreciation of the steps involved in ensuring data quality.
  • Able to develop the data entry program and produce the data files from CSPro to other data files in different formats.
  • Able the preparation of data correction between the first entry and second entry.
  • Develop the data cleaning programs of the large surveys and Censuses for the advance course.

Registration

Please read the Booking Terms and Conditions before you book your course. By making a booking you will be deemed to have read, understood and accepted the booking terms and conditions. Book Now