Title of work: Training on Advanced Research Methodology and Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis using SPSS

Introduction about Handicap International – Bangladesh

Handicap International- Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable groups, it takes action and provides testimony in order to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a non-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation.  It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations which provide human and financial resources, manage projects and implement its actions and campaigns. Handicap International is present in Bangladesh since 1997.

Rationale of the training

The main objective of MEAL Unit is to perform evidence-based planning, monitoring and evaluation effectively. It aims to increase utilization of credible evidence / data for programme reporting and decision making in project and programme level. Thus, the MEAL system aims to improve efficiency of staffs who perform roles in data collection, verification, analysis and utilization and supports management through providing information for decision making.

Management decision mostly depends on the analytical information prepared from the project and programme level. Hence analytical skill is important for qualitative as well quantitative data analysis. Considering the importance and requirement this ToR is being developed for the capacity of MEAL staffs. Technical Unit Staffs particularly who can also contribute in impact study and data analysis can also join. This training will support to learn how to conduct research / study and analysis of data collected from field that ultimately contribute to increase the performance of the programme.

Objectives of the Training:

  • To familiarize the participants with appropriate and updated tools, techniques and methodologies in research to develop professional knowledge and skills especially in the field of monitoring, social and management research.
  • To develop the statistical knowledge for data analysis, develop research findings and answering the research questions and decision making.
  • To make decision in different statistical context, tests in conducting research and data management and analysis
  • To understand the use of statistics and use basic statistical modeling in SPSS

Areas to Cover

5 days (1 day for research methodology and 4 days for data analysis)

  • Research methodology: Concepts, nature and types of research and research, methodology, identification of problems, formulation of alternative hypothesis and selection of problems for research, Generation, selection, designing and preparation of research proposal, Data collection techniques, sampling, report writing
  • Introduction to SPSS: Overview, entry of categorical and continuous data, imputing raw data files, exporting data files, Variable and Data Type, Types of SPSS files, syntax file, Output file
  • Data Management: Labeling data, variables and values, creating and recoding variables, generating variables and observations, combining data files, Examining the Data, Modifying Datasets, Renaming and reordering variables, dropping and replacing variables
  • Numerical Descriptive Measures: Frequency distribution, different tables i.e. Cross table, Descriptive Statistics, Measures of Central tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Measures of Distribution (Skewness & Kurtosis)
  • Graphical Presentation of Data: Creating and describing basic and advanced statistical graphs, charts, diagrams, Box & Whisker plot
  • Statistical interface: Different statistical hypothesis, One-tailed test, Two-tailed test, Test statistic, p-value, One sample t-test, Two-sample t-test, independent sample t-test. Proportion test, One-sample test of proportion, Two-sample test of proportion, Measures of Association, Chi-square test, Fishers exact test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Correlation and Regression: correlation analysis, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient, Spearmen Correlation Coefficient, Basic concept of simple linear regression, Assumptions of application of simple linear regression analysis, Fitting simple linear regression, Determining regression Coefficient and  Coefficient of Determination, Analyses of research questions and hypothesis, Analyses of the nature of the data set and the outcome variable, Appropriate statistical approach , Multiple regression in SPSS
  • Trouble Shooting: Problem solving related to previous topics;

Expected Outcome of The Training:

At the end of the orientation, participants will be expected:

  • to undertake effective monitoring and research project independently and to be able to evaluate the research progress at each stage of the process;
  • to describe the SPSS interface, data preparation and exploratory data analysis including creating charts, histograms, and box plots
  • to be able to data processing and statistical analysis, statistical measurements, correlation and regression analysis, probability and test of hypothesis, analysis of variance and statistical inferences
  • applying appropriate approach to get the answer of research questions, presentation of research findings and writing research report
  • to be able to manage research project, monitoring, controlling and evaluation of research.

Expected Outputs from Training provider:

 The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs at the end of the training

  • Course material including detailed course content, participant workbooks, and learning aids
  • Prepare and provide certificate for participants;
  • Proceedings of the training- The training report. This report will detail the topics presented, the staff discussions, issues and challenges and recommendations from the participants
  • An after-training Action Plan to help participants practice skills and knowledge gained and to improve their engagement with the community.


MEAL Managers, MEAL Sr. Officers, MEAL Officers, TU Specialists (around 10 participants (+ -)


1st or 2nd week of November, 2021(tentative)

Training Duration: 

Targeted for 5 days intensive training, 8 hours per day with 3 times break for lunch, snacks.  (Days duration may vary as per proposal and training design by the facilitator/consultant/consultancy firm)

Training Mode:      

Physically presence at the venue

  • Lecture
  • Presentation and discussion
  • Hands on exercise using computer
  • Team work
  • Project presentation
  • Action plan development
  • Question and answer


Cox’s Bazar. HI will arrange a training venue.

Responsibility of cost:

  • Venue, Food, accommodation and transport will be under responsibility for HI participants.
  • For facilitator/consultant/consultancy firm the fees/remuneration, cost of accommodation, travel/transport must be carryout by own. Only food at training venue during session will be provided by HI.

Training material:

  • The training material must be relevant of the objectives of the training.
  • The training materials and modules must be printed and soft copy to be shared to the participants.
  • The materials development and delivery to the particpants muct be set of each individual and cost will be under consultant responsibility.
  • HI management will review the materials after first sorting list of selection through the procurement process.

 Required Qualifications for trainer

The consultant should have a team with the following requirements:

  • Extensive experience in providing training on Advanced Research Methodology and Statistical Data Analysis
  • In depth understanding on Research, Statistics and Statistical Data Analysis, Designing Planning Analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, Research Report Writing;
  • In depth understanding on Research Protocol all out of the research study.
  • Should have minimum 5 years of experience in similar work.
  • If Company, it should have company profile with CV of key person of company
  • Proven experience in conducting similar training at least with 5 major INGO
  • Excellent proficiency in English, oral and written;
  • Good facilitation skill and able to accommodate different view of participants, understanding and experience.
  • Company profile(s) if it’s a firm/ organization and documentation of legal status, and registration as a Company (Trade License, VAT Registration as consultancy firm), E-TIN (Mandatory).

 Submission Method:

Interested and suitably qualified individual trainer or firm can submit your Proposal/Quotation by e-mail to: logistics@bangladesh.hi.org with Ref: PSR BGD-2021-DHAK-0224 on or before 19 Oct, 2021 (11.59 PM). Your email must not exceed 10MB.

 Selection Criteria:

Purchase committee of Handicap International will select most favorable trainer considering the price, work experience and quality of work, Delivery time, Payment terms and modalities etc.