PSA-BARMM employee completes Training on Regression Analysis
Mr. Nurosalam C. Caludtiag, Assistant Statistician of PSA-BARMM, attended the five-day Training on Regression Analysis on 18 to 22 March 2019 at Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI), Quezon City. This training was designed for PSA Central and Field Offices and was facilitated by PSRTI, headed by Ms. Jesusa A. Pe Benito, Supervising Statistical Specialist of PSRTI Training Division.
The training aims for the participants (1) to know how regression models are formulated and use of software to estimate parameters of model, (2) develop strategies for building and understanding useful models and (3) understand and explain relationships among variables. The Human Resources Division (HRD) of PSA provided the list of participants that are selected based on their training profile and qualifications set by PSRTI.
Mr. Martin Augustine B. Borlongan, Assistant Professor of the School of Statistics in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, introduced the basic concepts of regression analysis to the participants in the first day of the training. This chapter includes Correlation Analysis, Model Building Process, Simple Linear Regression Model (SLRM) and Multiple Regression Model.
On the second day, Mr. John Carlo P. Daquis, Assistant Professor of UP Diliman School of Statistics, discussed Stata, a statistical software for data management. He explained the estimation and evaluation processes of the regression model generated by the said software. The lecture was followed by a series of hands-on exercises facilitated by Mr. George Ringo S. Manapat, Instructor of UP Diliman School of Statistics.
Mr. Borlongan continued the lecture on the third day with a discussion on Transformations, Dummy Variables and Interaction Terms, includin the Post Esimtation Procedures. Mr. Manapat also headed the workshop sessions for this chapter.
The participants were divided into four groups for the final workshop which started on the third day. Concepts and principles of the whole training were applied into this activity. The groups presented their outputs on the last day. Each was critiqued by the resource persons and their co-participants.
Selected participants delivered their impressions for the training during the closing program. Dr. Josefina V. Almeda, Executive Director III of PSRTI ended the program with her closing remarks.