PSA-BARMM employee completes Training on the Use of R Commander

June 18, 2019News Article Ref No.: NL-ARMM-19-020
Participants and resource persons for the Training on the Use of R Commander in PSRTI.

Mr. Nurosalam C. Caludtiag, Assistant Statistician of PSA-BARMM, attended the five-day Training on the Use of R Commander for Advance Statistical Analysis for the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on 06 to 10 May 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. Jazel Ann G. Ramos, Statistical Specialist I of PSRTI Training Division.  

The training aims to will train the participants in using the R Commander to manage data in R, providing descriptive outputs in R Commander, estimating linear regression models and performing basic time series analysis techniques. 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. Ronald A. Roldan, Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños Institute of Statistics, introduced the basic concepts of time series and regression analysis to the participants in the first day of the training. This chapter includes Correlation Analysis, Regression Models and Time Series Data. 

On the second day, Mr. Roldan discussed R-Commander, a statistical software for basic and advanced statistical analysis. The lecture was followed by a series of hands-on exercises facilitated by Mr. Jan Gil G. Sarmiento, Instructor of UP Diliman School of Statistics.  

Mr. Roldan continued the lecture on the third day with a discussion on using the software for regressgion analysis. Mr. Sarmiento also headed the workshop sessions for this chapter.  

The participants were divided into six 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. Ms. Maria Praxedes R. Peña, Chief Statistical Specialist of PSRTI ended the program with her closing remarks.