ECSU faculty complete quantitative research workshop
Dr. Kuldeep Rawat November 07, 2012
Twenty Elizabeth City State University researchers gathered in Dixon-Patterson Hall
for a professional development workshop, "Advanced Excel and SPSS for Quantitative
Research and Data Analysis" on Nov. 2. The educators came from many disciplines --
chemistry, technology, business and more -- to learn and to utilize the latest developments
in data analysis using the Advanced Excel and Statistical Package for Social Science
The workshop was funded as part of a professional development phase of a Thurgood
Marshall College Fund-Department of Energy grant. The two-year grant project involves
establishing a remotely accessible laboratory, digital learning environment through
cloud computing and professional development workshop.
Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, chair of ECSU's Department of Technology and the principal investigator
on the grant, said he looks forward to future similar opportunities for the ECSU faculty
The Advanced Excel and SPSS workshop facilitators were Dr. Vinod Manglik and Dr. Mohammed
H. Talukder, professors in the ECSU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
They introduced the built-in statistical analysis tools available with MS Excel and
covered extensive data analysis by linear and logistic regression analysis and provided
hands-on examples using SPSS.
Highlighting the conclusion of the successful workshop, each participant received
a certificate of completion and was lauded by Dr. Ali Khan, ECSU provost and vice
chancellor for the ECSU Division of Academic Affairs. Khan congratulated Rawat and
the Technology Department for providing the professional development opportunity and
encouraged participants to continue their scholarship and to apply their training
in their respective research activities.
Seated left to right: Debjani Kanjilal, Yan "Emily" Jin, Vandana Gavaskar, Jharna
Sengupta, Kuldeep Rawat. Second Row, seated left to right: Jinchun Yuan, Shyamal
Das, Guana Dixon, Shanta Armwood-Outlaw, Vinod Manglik, Orestes Gooden. 3rd row,
standing: Robin Mangham, Mohammad Hasan, Moayed Daneshyari, Krishna Kulkarni, Anupam
Nath, , Josiah Sampson III, Dipendra Sengupta, Ali Khan, Hirendranath Banerjee, Warren
Poole, Mohammed Talukder