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International Research Workshop

Mastering Research Tools - Research Made Easy

Hands on Sessions using EndNote, SPSS, NVIVO, STATA, R, Gpower, AMOS, Excel and turnitin


Welcome to the RCTD's Postgraduate Research (PGR) Services


Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers. In 21st Century the research is made so easy with the use of state of art methods and technologies. The manuel way of conducting research has turned into software based way of conducting research.  In order to equip the researcher with all the latest research tools (Softwares), RCTD is organizing an international research workshop “Mastering Research Tools-Research Made Easy” on 4-5 December, 2013.  


The workshop aims in developing advanced research skills of the participants through use of software like EndNote, SPSS, STATA, R, NVIVO, AMOS, Gpower and Excel. The major focus of the training is hands-on practice sessions. The participant will also get a Certificate “Master of Research Tools” after successful completion of the course.


The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D Organizations and Social Sector Organizations can participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected with internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us through email ( or Call us (00971528047514, 00923224309974, 001 905 487 1733).


Note: The university/institute will pay the participation fee after the one week of the workshop for the convenience of processing and paying the invoice. RCTD will send the certificates of participation and DVD of workshop recordings for 40 participants after the workshop through courier service.


Citation & Referencing Using EndNote X5

  • Comparative overview of reference management systems
  • Why citation styles and references?
  • Endnote overview, installation and practice 
  • Browsing and searching through endnote
  • Create and manage a references library
  • Edit, sort, format and insert references
  • Employ and practice the ‘cite while you write’ (CWUR) feature
  • Hands on practice and self-reflection session


Plagiarism Detection and Management using turnitin


  • Introduction of turnitin
  • Creating class/new assignment
  • Uploading the research paper/Thesis for plagiarism check
  • Generating originality report
  • Reading and interpreting the originality report
  • Identifying and managing plagiarism using tunitin


Qualitative Data Analysis using NVIVO V.10

  • Introduction of NVIVO
  • Basics of NVIVO and setting up a project
  • Importing and Coding Documents 
  • Developing literature review using NVIVO
  • Working with your themes and ideas and shaping your findings
  • Importing and coding additional sources (Audio & Video files) 
  • Classifying and categorizing data
  • Grouping your data: collections and links 
  • Exploring your data
  • Models and relationships 
  • Visualizing your data
  • Reporting and presenting your findings


All Possible Sample Size Determination Using Gpower & Excel


  • Introduction of Gpower
  • How large should be sample size?
  • The Effect size, alpha value and standard deviations
  • Sample size for one & two tailed tests
  • Sample size for Parametric and Non Parametric tests
  • Sample size for ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA and MANCOVA tests
  • Sample Size for Correlations and Chi Square tests
  • Sample size determination using Excel


Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS V. 20 & STATA V.11 & R


  • Introduction to Quantitative Techniques
  • Descriptive Analysis for Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Case Study-Testing of Hypothesis, One Sample Inference
  • Case Study-Testing of Hypothesis, Two Samples Inference
  • Case Study-Testing of Hypothesis, Paired samples Inference
  • Case Study-Testing of Hypothesis, more than Two Samples Inference
  • Case Study-Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis


Modeling and Testing of Modeling Using AMOS V. 20

  • Graphical Interface of AMOS V. 20   
  • Constructing the Path Diagram
  • Non–standardized and Standardized Coefficients
  • The Confirmatory Factor Analysis
  • The Structural Equation Modeling
  • Testing of Model using AMOS V. 20


International Research Faculty


Professor Dr. M. A. Salih

PhD in Statistics

University of Illinois

United States of America

President of the Union of Arab Statisticians


Research Center for Training & Development


Dr. Schehar Bano


Modeling and Testing of Modeling

Expert of AMOS V.20


Research Center for Training & Development


Mr. Anton Svendrovski

IBM SPSS Certified

Data Analyst



Toronto, Canada

Consultant/Coach for Data Analysis using SPSS

Research Center for Training & Development


M. Naseem

Trainer for Bureau of Statistics

Expert of Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS


Research Center for Training &Development (RCTD)


Kashmala Adnan

Trainer for Qualitative Data Analysis

Exper of NIVIVO


Research Center for Training &Development (RCTD)


M. Bilal


Citation and Reference Management in Research using EndNote

Plagiarism Detection and Management using "turnitin"


Research Center for Training &Development (RCTD)


Program Information

Date: 4-5 December, 2013 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Time: 9:30am-5:00pm Dubai, UAE

Local Participant: Rs. 3000/participant

International Participant: US$ 200/participant

Institutional Participation: Rs. 40,000 (up to 40 participants)

Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. The host institute does not require to have any conferencing facility, the conferencing facility will be provided by RCTD. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (+971528047514, +923224309974, +1-6477176994, +1-9054871733) or 


Registration and Payment details

For registration send us the following details on .  The registered participant will receive all the payment details in a formal invoice.

Full Name:


Discipline/Area of Research:



Postal Address: For courier of Certificate and a DVD of Workshop recordings


International Universities/Institutions and individual participants from around the world can pay through PayPal using email: For paying through Credit Card and RCTD Bank account, Canada visit:


The participant will also get

  •         Resource Material (soft copy through email)
  •         Certificate of Participation (through courier)
  •         Software and workshop recordings (through DHL courier)

How to participate?

The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop on the time mentioned on the link, after clicking, the setup will start and after 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop.    



Desktop computer/Laptop P4 or latest

WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7/Mac

Internet connectivity

A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)


Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty Members
  • Research Scholars (MPhil/PhD)
  • Research Associates
  • Researchers of Medical Sciences
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations

For any questions or concerns regarding payments please contact one of our offices for assistance.


Managing Director (MD)
Cell: + 97 1528047514, +92 322 4309974

Skype: research.rctd  


RCTD INC., North America Head Office

Office: +1 905487 1733


RCTD INC., Asia/ Gulf Region Office

PO Box 54816 Abu Dhabi UAE

217J1 Wapda Town, Lahore

Office :+97 152 8047514

Office: +92 322 430 9974