APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS FOR EVALUATORS

Instructor: Gary T. Henry (The Evaluators Institute (TEI))

Time: 15/11/2017 – 17/11/2017

Description: This course describes and provides hands-on experience in conducting regression analysis, and aids participants in interpreting regression results in an evaluation context. The course was delivered on the SPSS software platform and relied on practical exercises for learning and/or expanding the knowledge on the basics of hypothesis testing, t-statistic calculation, using SPSS to test differences between two means, and the like.  Participants had the opportunity to estimate multivariate regression models on cross-sectional data; diagnose the results to determine if they may be misleading; and test the effects of program participation with pretest-posttest and posttest-only data. On the third day of the training, the instructor introduced the participants with the mediator and moderator analysis and their role in program theory. In addition, the instructor covered difference-in-differences and comparative interrupted times series designs as an overture for the upcoming December 2017 training course on Using Non-experimental Designs for Impact Evaluation.